YA Books Featuring Characters with Mental Illnesses

Posted on June 9, 2021

by Joyce S

Struggling with mental illness is a resounding theme of young adult fiction. Our teenage years are often very complicated, especially when mental health issues arise. There are so many factors that young adults face (besides growing up) that can push anyone over the edge.

As we continue to deal with the effects of COVID-19, teens are experiencing mental health challenges more than ever.  If you’re worried about a friend or family member, contact the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation by texting ‘4Hope’ to 741-741, or calling 1-800-273-8255.  You will be connected to a trained crisis counselor within five minutes.

While there’s no easy resolution to mental health issues, there’s always room for understanding. Increase your awareness with the books in this collection.

A Library card and PIN will be required to access many of the resources listed.  Need help with your card or PIN?  Contact your nearest location or call 419-259-5200. Need a new card?

Cover of The Art of Starving Cover of The Art of Starving

The Art of Starving

hoopla eBook   |   hoopla eAudiobook
Cover of Bruised Cover of Bruised

Bruised

Cover of Charm & Strange Cover of Charm & Strange

Charm & Strange

Cover of Verona Comics Cover of Verona Comics

Verona Comics

eBook
Cover of Darius the Great Is Not Okay Cover of Darius the Great Is Not Okay

Darius the Great Is Not Okay

eBook   |   eAudiobook
Cover of The Disturbed Girl’s Dictionary Cover of The Disturbed Girl’s Dictionary

The Disturbed Girl’s Dictionary

eBook   |   hoopla eBook   |   hoopla eAudiobook
Cover of Elena Vanishing: A Memoir Cover of Elena Vanishing: A Memoir

Elena Vanishing: A Memoir

eBook   |   hoopla
Cover of The Fall of Butterflies Cover of The Fall of Butterflies

The Fall of Butterflies

hoopla eBook   |   hoopla eAudiobook
Cover of Finding Audrey Cover of Finding Audrey

Finding Audrey

eBook   |   eAudiobook
Cover of Highly Illogical Behavior Cover of Highly Illogical Behavior

Highly Illogical Behavior

eBook   |   eAudiobook
Cover of History Is All You Left Me Cover of History Is All You Left Me

History Is All You Left Me

eBook   |   eAudiobook   |   hoopla
Cover of Hush Cover of Hush

Hush

eBook
Cover of I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter Cover of I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

Audiobook   |   eBook   |   eAudiobook
Cover of Last Night I Sang to the Monster Cover of Last Night I Sang to the Monster

Last Night I Sang to the Monster

eBook   |   hoopla
Cover of Made You Up Cover of Made You Up

Made You Up

eBook   |   hoopla eBook   |   hoopla eAudiobook
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