Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Psychiatric Tales-Darryl Cunningham (139 pages)

This is an amazing book. Written by Cunningham, a former nurses aid in a psychiatric ward and himself a sufferer of depression, Psychiatric Tales is a "stigma-busting" book about the ins and outs of mental illness. It is also a graphic novel, and the art that accompanies the text both increases one's understanding of various illnesses as well as being itself completely breath-taking. For anyone who knows someone mentally ill, is interested in mental illness, or needs a companion for their own craziness, a great read. I highly suggest the UCPL get this into its YA and Adult Graphic Novel sections. I think it could help a lot of people and is very accessible, to boot.

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