What are the best books about self harm depression and suicide?

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    #1It's Kind of a Funny Story

    It's Kind of a Funny Story

    It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini is published in 2007. In 2010, it was adapted into a film with the same title. It tells the story of a suicidal teenage guy who gets into a mental hospital wherein he learns stories of other people.

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    Victoria Carlson
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "A bit of a look on mental health. Different coming of age story."
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    #2Where She Went

    Where She Went
    Where She Went is a book by Gayle Forman, it is the second novel in the If I Stay series. Written from Adam's point of view, it depicts what happened to him after Mia left him. 

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    Bob Sun
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "This is very sad"
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    #3Hold Still

    Hold Still
    Hold Still is a contemporary realistic fiction book written by Nina LaCour for young adults published on October 20, 2009 by Dutton Books for Young Readers. The book revolves around the story of moving on from a friend's suicide.

     

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    Billy Cooper
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "Hold Still is a contemporary realistic fiction book written by Nina LaCour for young adults it is the best books about self harm depression and suicide"
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    #4The Bell Jar

    The Bell Jar

    The Bell Jar is a book by Sylvia Plath that tells the story of Esther Greenwood, a young woman living in New York, and her descent into madness while trapped in the suffocating "bell jar" that is depression. 

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    Carl Peterson
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "As someone who suffers from a mental illness (depression), I desperately needed a book like this. Sylvia Plath is an incredibly talented author and the depth with which she describes and paints Esther's mental illness makes it almost seem semi-autobiographical, which it may very well be. This book should not be seen as a "downer" as it offers some understanding and solace for those dealing with something similar."
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    #5Before I Fall

    Before I Fall

    Before I Fall is a fiction novel for young adults written by Lauren Oliver. This book was originally published in February 2010 by Harper Collins. It has a film adaptation released in 2017.

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    Sarah Armstrong
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "This book brought me back to the good ole days when i was in high school. The story is amazing and it is very well told. The characters just pop out at you. I highly recommend this book if you want a good read."
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    #6The Last Time We Say Goodbye

    The Last Time We Say Goodbye


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    Jesse Tucker
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "Having been through a depression, I think this book was something I needed at the time and it helped. Good story and it focuses on being aware of your sadness. I've witnessed friends kill themselves so this hit home. "
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    #7The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a book by Stephen Chbosky that tells the story of Charlie. The book revolves around Charlie's writings in his diary. His struggle as a unique teen, trying to live his life happily. 

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    José Antonio Villanueva
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This is my favorite young adult novel of all time. The accuracy of the depiction of depression is quite good. The movie adaptation is great as well. It is like a Sylvia Plath novel for young adults."
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    #8Hate List

    Hate List
    Hate List is a young adult novel by Jennifer Brown about Valerie Leftman, who helped her boyfriend create a list of people they hated, a list that her boyfriend later used when he was choosing people to shoot at in school.
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    Teresa Reynolds
    Written on March 24, 2018
    "While it's a very touchy subject, the book Hate List is a well written fiction book about a list of hated people ends up in a school shooting leaving the main character in a bit of a whirlwind due to her involvement. This is a very good read, but it is not necessarily about self harm or suicide, just a bit of depression."
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    #9Crash into Me

    Crash into Me
    Owen, Frank, Jin-Ae and Audrey have only one thing in common: they all want to die. They all meet after several attempted suicides, and they decide to make a road trip visiting the graves of some famous celebrity suicides, and at the end of it they will suicide themselves. But after sharing their thoughts and finding good friends in their suicidal crew, they will think twice about it...
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    Bryan Daniels
    Written on March 25, 2018
    "It is really great for people who does not understand why someone wants to kill themselves. The book is abut suicide and it does not make you suicidal. It helps you to understand other people. I loved the book and highly recommend it."
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    #10Suicide Notes

    Suicide Notes

    Suicide Notes is a standalone young adult novel written by Michael Thomas Ford which centers on 15-year-old boy Jeff who wakes up on New Year's Day in the psychiatric ward of a hospital.

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    Stephen Spencer
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "The Suicide Notes novel is very good and is written by this guy named Michael Thomas Ford. I am into reading the books in my free time and my friend suggested this book to me. And now that I have read it I like the book alot and suggest it for you too."
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    #11Wintergirls

    Wintergirls
    An anorexic Lia Overbrook harms herself after finding out that her best friend Cassie died of bulimia. She blames herself for not being with Cassie during the time she needed her the most and the idea to live becomes even more difficult for her.

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    Joy Zhao
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Heartwrenching novel that I feel is very relatable to many people these days. Characters you grow to love and connect with. You will definitely remember this book after you finish reading it."
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    #12Willow

    Willow
    Willow is an exceptional story about a girl that has to live with the memory of a terrible tragedy and a boy who want to be with her.The author, Julia Hoban, captures perfectly the real emotions of a teenage girl.


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    Tiffany Boyd
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This is a courageous book that can teach us a lot and also perhaps guide us. It provides a very strong message to young people."
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    #13Cut

    Cut
    Cut is a  young adult and realistic fiction novel written by Patrick McCormick. It was published February 1, 2002 by PUSH. It closely follows the struggle of a person with mental challenges.
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    Henry Jenkins
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Cut is a story about a person struggling with depression and trauma. It follows a girl who cuts herself, is sent away to a treatment facility, and then find herself and her voice to overcome her issues. It's a rather interesting story, although it may be gruesome for some."
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    #14Looking for Alaska

    Looking for Alaska
    Looking for Alaska is an award-winning young-adult fiction novel by John Green published in 2005. This book follows the story of a boy named Pudge who's obsessed with famous last words and his quirky group of friends. 
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    #15Speak

    Speak

    Speak is the multi-award winning novel by Laurie Halse Anderson. It is a harrowing young adult story about rape, post-traumatic stress disorder, and isolation in teens. It was published in 1999 and was adapted to film in 2004.

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    Donna Johnston
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "This is for anybody who going through something or know somebody going through something. This book is really helpful when it comes to suicide."
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    #16All the Bright Places

    All the Bright Places
    All the Bright Places is the New York Times' bestselling young adult romance novel written by Jenniver Niven. It is about the suicidal Theodore and his fateful meeting with the grief-stricken Violet. 
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    Ramiro Ríos
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "A coming of age story that deals with suicide in today's world. It's not an easy read but for those ready you will be going on a roller coaster of emotions. "
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    #17The Savage God: A Study of Suicide

    The Savage God: A Study of Suicide

    The Savage God: A Study of Suicide is a non-fiction book written by Al Álvarez which includes his personal experience and his account of his own suicide attempt. 

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    Jane Santos
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "Having read "The Bell Jar" by Sylvia Plath, I know "The Savage God: A Study of Suicide" was more than likely going to emit the melancholy energy of one of those continuous feelings of "funk." One reads the romanticized stories of suicide and begins to believe it not something that can just be walked away from. This book is supposedly makes the readers feel more comfortable with feeling depressed, because it is natural."
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    #18Myths about Suicide

    Myths about Suicide

    Myths About Suicide is a non-fiction book written by Thomas E. Joiner wherein he discusses the common ideas people have thought about suicide.

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    Danielle Peterson
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "I think that anyone who has to deal with suicide should read this book. It really helps a person really understand why people commit suicide. It shows care and compassion. I think this book is excellent."
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    #19Marijuana is Safer: So Why Are We Driving People to Drink?

    Marijuana is Safer: So Why Are We Driving People to Drink?

    Marijuana is Safer: So Why Are We Driving People to Drink? is a book written by Steve Fox, Paul Armentano, and Mason Tvert. Marijuana is Safer was published in August 24, 2009 by Chelsea Green Publishing Company.

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    Jane Campbell
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "This book deals with drinking and marijuana, not with self harm, depression and suicide. I cannot recommend it. "
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    #20Point Dume

    Point Dume
    Point Dume is a fictional novel written by Katie Arnoldi. Point Dume was published on May 27, 2010 by The Overlook Press. Point Dume was first published on May 1, 2010.

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    Patrick Crawford
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "This story became so popular it actually was an answer to a Jeopardy question. Riveting, exciting and excellently written, it is unfortunately off topic. Highly recommended reading for contemporary fiction afficionados but it deserves a very low rating on this topic."
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    #21What Makes Cannabis Recipes Work?: The Ingredients & Tactics!

    What Makes Cannabis Recipes Work?: The Ingredients & Tactics!
    What strikes your mind first when you hear about Marijuana? Dangerous Drug! Right? Yes? Or No? Well, Marijuana is a very controversial issue with a lot of information being spread around, both for and against it. The truth about marijuana needs to be brought to light so that everyone can decide, with an educated opinion, whether or not the positive effects of marijuana outweigh the negative ones. Between the anti-drug activists, who would utter anything to make marijuana seem as if an evil life-taking drug, and the pro-drug activists, who tend to feel like it is a plant which was sent down from the heaven to save mankind, the actual data and facts can get quite warped and distorted. If used casually marijuana’s positive effects outweigh the negative. Yes! Marijuana is safe when used cautiously. The American Medical Association has now recognized the medical value of marijuana. Its positive benefits are: •Beautiful visions •An increased appetite for life •Compassion •Treating respiratory allergies •To help a person have an emotional or mental breakthrough •And many more! We are offering you an amazing eBook “What Makes Cannabis Recipes Work”. In these health-consciousness days, many people are giving up smoking. That's where this book in. These recipes are so delicious that nothing will get wasted except your dinner guests. This is not just "some book". In fact, there isn’t any book like this out there available. * It is NOT about rehashed or outdated recipes. * It is NOT some fancy photo book with nothing but ad-filled crap. * It is NOT some confusing, babbling, rambling Tetra-Hydro botany speak you won't understand. * It is NOT any other poorly put together book that after completing leaves the reader in the dark on many other issues and with so much more to be desired. The book is full of delicious recipes that come with detailed descriptions about the preparation process. This book reveals the process for creating the essential ingredients necessary for marijuana infusion into foods such as Cannabutter, Ghee, Cannabis Tar and Cannabis Cooking Brandy. Don’t wait! Grab this book NOW and take your health to a next level!
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    Karen Martin
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "While looking for a book on the best books about self harm depression and suicide the suggestion of What Makes Cannabis Recipes Work?: The Ingredients & Tactics! was given. This book suggestion seems completely off topic and irrelevant to my search criteria. "
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    #22Stoner with a Boner (It's a Long Story)

    Stoner with a Boner (It's a Long Story)

    Stoner with a Boner (It's a Long Story) is a fictional memoir written by Kathleen K. Stoner with a Boner (It's a Long Story) was published on September 2011.

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    Emily Garza
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "This is such a complex book! I read it with an open mind and found myself laughing, crying, and having to stop once in awhile and analyze things. Definitely one of the best books on this topic so far. "
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    #23Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana

    Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana
    Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana - Medical, Recreational and Scientific is a nonfiction book written by Martin A. Lee. Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana was published by Scribner Book Company.
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Best What are the best books about self harm depression and suicide
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1It's Kind of a Funny StoryBooks 42 Paid
2Where She WentBooks 35 Paid
3Hold StillBooks 31 Paid
4The Bell JarBooks 27 Paid
5Before I FallBooks 27 Paid
6The Last Time We Say GoodbyeBooks 23 Paid
7The Perks of Being a WallflowerBooks 22 Paid
8Hate ListBooks 22 Paid
9Crash into MeBooks 16 Paid
10Suicide NotesBooks 13 Paid
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