HOW TO BORROW A BOOK: Many of these titles may be found at your public library. If your library does not carry the book, you may request to borrow one book at a time from NAMI Schenectady. Submit a request using “NAMI Lending Library Book Request” as the subject of an e-mail request you make to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. A book may be borrowed for one month. Include your name, phone number and home address in your e-mail message. We will contact you to make arrangements for fulfilling your request. Books will only be loaned to the following:
- Persons living within Schenectady County
- Members of our NAMI affiliate, and
- Students enrolled in one of our NAMI Signature
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Amador, Xavier, Ph.D , I Am Not Sick: I Don’t Need Help!: How to Help Someone with Mental Illness Accept Treatment. 10th Anniversary edition about the LEAP (Listen, Empathize, Agree, Partner), New York: Vida Press, 2012.
Baxter, Deena, Surviving Suicide: Searching for “Normal” with Heartache & Humor – “a mostly true story” says the author: 2014: Mascot Books
Biancolli, Amy, Figuring SH!T OUT: Love, Laughter, Suicide, and Survival. Local author shares her
personal experience in dealing with this tragedy. 2015: Behler Publications.
Cameron, Diane Never Leave Your Dead: A True Story of War Trauma, Murder, and Madness – true
story – 2016, Las Vegas: Central Recovery Press.Collins, Judy Sanity and Grace: A Journey of Suicide, Survival and Strength -2003 Penguin Books
Hallowell, Edward M., MD .Because I Come From a Crazy Family: The Making of a Psychiatrist.New York: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018.
Howard, Ginnah, Doing Time Outside a novel about a family caught between jail, the town bar and a church. Good depiction of loved ones pitted against the addiction and mental illness. 2013 Standing Stone Books, Syracuse
Kaczynski, David Every Last Lie: The Story of the Unabomber and his Family; 2016: Duke Press
Kaye, Randye Ben Behind His Voices: One Family’s Journey From Chaos of Schizophrenia to Hope. 2011: Rowan & Littlefield Publishers
Roth, Alisa, Insane: America’s Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness.New York: Basic Books, 2018
Exploration of how the criminal justice system and specifically the country’s tough-on-crime policies have contributed to turning our jails and prisons into warehouses for the mentally ill. Schwartz, Karen Winter: 3 novels :
1. Where are the Cocoa Puffs?: A Family’s Journey Through Bipolar Disorder
2. The Chocolate Debacle – a Mystery Novel about stigma, with a main character in recovery
3. Reis’s Pieces: Love, Loss and Schizophrenia
Sederer, Dr. Lloyd I, Md, The Family Guide to Mental Health Care. Several copies – 2013: W.W. Norton & Company – authoritative and well-written. Dr. Sederer is a regular speaker at NAMI NYS education conferences.
Sederer, Dr. Lloyd, MD The Addiction Solution: Treating our Dependence on Opioids and Other Drugs New York: Scribner, 2018, dedicated to all persons doing the hard work of making recovery possible.
Shields, Brooke, Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression 2005: Hyperion Rev. 7/15/2019