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A-Z of YA Mental Health Books

I wanted to do something different on my blog and when I saw Lucy the Reader and George Lester do an A-Z of UKYA and LGBT+ literature respectively I wanted to do a similar thing. I really like finding YA books that centre around mental health so I thought I would do my own A-Z of YA mental health books. So let's get started...

Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne- follows the main character with OCD and talking about relapse 
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven- follows the main character who wants to commit suicide 
Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman- follows the main character who has paranoia 
FinDing Audrey by Sophie Kinsella- follows Audrey follows has anxiety 
Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone- follows the main protagonist with OCD
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell- follows Cath who struggles with anxiety 
Looking for Alaska by John Green- has themes of mental health in the novel
Hyperbole and a Half by Ally Brosh- is a satirical look at depression and other mental illnesses
I Was Here by Gayle Foreman- deals with a character whose best friend commits suicide 
My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga- follows two characters who made a suicide pact together 
The Masked Truth by Kelley Armstrong- follows main characters with PTSD and schizophrenia 
There Will Be Lies by Nick Lake- with themes of mental health 
Mosquitoland by David Arnold- follows the main protagonist who is going through mental disorders whilst on a road trip  
North of Porter by Kirkland Ciccone- follows the main character with schizophrenia 
One Thing Stolen by Beth Kephart- deals with themes of obsession 
Cut by Patricia McCormick- deals with the subject of self-harm
Forgive me Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick- follows the main protagonist who wants to commit suicide 
Recovery Road by Blake Nelson- follows characters in rehab 
Solitaire by Alice Oseman- follows a side character who has an eating disorder
The Time in between by Nancy Tucker- a memoir about Nancy's Tucker battle with eating disorders
The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness- follows the main character who suffers from OCD
It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini- follows the main protagonist who wants to commit suicide/ who is depressed
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson- follows the main protagonist who suffers from an eating disorder 
Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X Stork- has themes of mental health including schizophrenia 
Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern- follows a character with OCD
Made You Up by Francesca Zappia- follows the main protagonist with schizophrenia 

Other books that deal with mental health include Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher and books by Ellen Hopkins

These are not all the YA books that contain mental health issues and more can be found here

If you can recommend any more YA with mental health issues leave them in the comments below. 

See you soon, 

Amy

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