Mental Illness Advocacy (MIA) Reading Challenge

This reading challenge was started by Opinions of a Wolf as an effort to raise awareness, knowledge, and acceptance of mental illness.  As rightly mentioned, reading, both fiction and nonfiction, is an excellent way to broaden one’s horizons and expose one to new ideas and ways of thinking and being.

What books count?
Any book, fiction or nonfiction, that is either about mental illness or features characters or real people with a mental illness counts for the challenge.  However, the book must not demonize people with mental illnesses.

I plan to read unto 8 books from the list shared on the challenge page between Jan 2014 – December 2014 and share them with you in the hope that one of you may be interested to pick it up thereby facilitating the purpose of this challenge.

Addictive Disorders



Antisocial Personality Disorder

Asperger’s Syndrome

Bipolar Disorder

Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)



Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID, formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder or MPD)

Mental Retardation

Munchausen by Proxy

Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD)

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Panic Disorder

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)



Sensory Processing Disorder

Sleep Disorders

Tourette’s Syndrome


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