Good mental health books for someone who suffers from a mental illness, specifically psychosis NOS (similar to schizophrenia)?
As a fellow psychotic, I enjoyed The Divided Self by R.D. Laing. Unrelated to mental health books, I also enjoyed reading Joseph Campbell because I've found that "metaphorizing" my delusions is a good way of removing their destructiveness.
OP here, thanks for the suggestions. Speaking of metamorphizing, The Metamorphosis is pretty much exactly how I feel sometimes, it's the only book I've read so far that's really resonated with my illness.
If I knew a crazy suicidal girl who is paranoid that everyone is trying to hurt her/use her, what book could I drop on her doorstep? She's diagnosed psychotic but doesn't listen to sane people, and drinks all day.
Aside from >>7589296 I've been reading about Magick, as well as reading philosophy. The resident dragonness in my head seems to want me to improve myself by reading generally. Books about alienation, free will, and individuality all resonate a lot. Much of my recent diary writing has been on those subjects, but through the symbolic lens of dragons. I liked Kierkegard's Fear and Trembling and Notes From Underground recently.