The following educational pamphlets and books are available from the NAMI Cape Cod & Islands Office at 5 Mark Lane. Call 508-778-4277 or email to inquire. All hard and softcover books and videos can be signed out at the NAMI CCI Office for two (2) weeks.

Additional educational resources can also be ordered online through the National Institute of Mental Health.



You Need Help! A Step By Step Plan to Convince A Loved One to Get Counseling by Komrad, 2012

The Price of Privilege:  How Parental Pressure & Material Advantage Are Creating A Generation of Disconnected and Unhappy Kids by Levine, 2008

I am Not Sick / I Don’t Need Your Help: Helping the Seriously Mentally Ill Accept Treatment, by Xavier Amador, 2011

Will I Ever Be Good Enough?  Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers, by Karyl McBride, PhD, 2008

Invisible Grandparenting, by Pat Hanson, Ph.D.  2013


The Recovery Experience, 1994


Before It’s Too Late by Stanton Samerow, 1989

Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid! by Gallagher & Korusoian. 2010

Borderline Personality Disorder In Adolescents, 2nd Edition: What to Do When Your Teen as BPD: A Complete Guide for Families, by Blaise A. Aguire, 2014

Raising Human Beings, Ross Greene 2016

The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding & Parenting Easily Frustrated & Chronically Inflexible Children by Ross Greene, 2014

Treating Explosive Kids, Greene & Ablon, 2006

Growing Up Sad: Childhood Depression and Its Treatment by Cytryn & McKaid  1996

Helping Traumatized Children Learn by Susan Cole, 2005

Helping the Noncompliant Child: A Clinician’s Guide to Parent Training by Forehand & McMahon, 1981

Lost at School: Why Our Kids with Behavioral Challenges are Falling Through the Cracks & How We Can Help Them, Ross Greene, 2014

Girl Sent Away by Griffin

Companion Guide to Girl Sent Away:  Let’s Talk About Adolescent Mental Health

Anxiety Cure for Kids:  A Guide for Parents & Children

Mad House:  Growing Up in the Shadow of Mentally Ill Siblings by Clea Simon, 1997

Parenting a Teen Who Has Intense Emotions:  DBT Skills to Help Your Teen Navigate Emotional & Behavioral Challenges, Harvey & Rathbone, 2015


Breaking Free:  A Recovery Workbook for Facing Codependence, 1989

Codependents Guide to the Twelve Steps, by Melody Beattie, 1992

Codependent No More:  How to Stop Controlling Others & Start Caring For Yourself, 1999


Answers to Distraction, by Edward M. Hallowell & John J. Ratey, 2006

ADD & The College Student:  A Guide for High School & College Students With Attention Deficit Disorder, Patricia O. Quinn, 1994

Driven to Distraction:  Recognizing & Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood by Edward Hallowell & John J. Ratey, 1995

Give Your ADD Teen A Chance:  A Guide for Parents & Teenagers by Lynn Weiss, 1996

Daredevils and Daydreamers by Ingersoll, 1997


Dialectic Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Anxiety:  Breaking Free from Worry, Panic, PTSD & Other Anxiety Symptoms by Chapman, Gratz & Tull, 2011

Fears and Phobias by Barden, 1989


Comprehensive Guide for Integrated Treatment of People With Co-Occurring Disorders, by Dianne Doyle Pita & LeRoy J. Spaniol, 2002


On the Edge of Darkness / Conversations about Conquering Depression by Kathy Cronkite

Overcoming Depression / The Definitive Resource for Patients & Families Who Live with Depression & Manic-Depression by Papolos & Papolos, 1997

The Happiness Trap:  How to Stop Struggling & Start Living, by Russ Harris, 2008

When Someone You Know Has Depression:  Words to Say & Things To Do by Noonan, 2016

Shock:  The Healing Power of Electroconvulsive Therapy. by Dukakis & Tye, 2006

Living Through Personal Crisis, by Stearns, 1983

I Don’t Want to Talk About It:  Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression, by Terrence Real   1997


Touched with Fire / Manic-Depressive Illness & The Artistic Temperament

A Brilliant Madness / Living with Manic Depressiveness Illness

Journey Not Chosen … Destination Not Known / Living with Bipolar Disorder by Worthen, 2001

New Hope for People With Bipolar Disorder, Fawcett, Golden, Rosenfeld, Goodwin, 2000

Surviving Manic Depression:  A Manual on Bipolar Disorder for Patients, Families & Providers, by Torrey & Knaible, 2002

Bipolar Disorder Survivial Guide, by Albert Rogers  2018

Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide:  What You & Your Family Need to Know, by David Miklowitz,Pj.D.  2002


Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care About Has Borderline Personality Disorder by Mason & Kreger

DBT Skills Training Manual, 2nd Edition, Marsha Linehan, 2014

When Your Daughter Has BPD:  Essential Skills to Help Families Manage Borderline Personality Disorder by Daniel S. Lobel, Ph.D. 2017

Stronger Than BPD:  The Girl’s Guide to Taking Control of Intense Emotions, Drama & Chaos using DBT, by Debbie Corso  2017

The Buddha & The Borderline by Van Gelder  2010

I Hate You, Don’t Leave Me:  Understanding the Borderline Personality, by Jerold Kreisman, MD & Hal Straus, 2010

Mindfulness for Borderline Personality Disorder:  Relieve Your Suffering Using the Core Skills of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, by Aguirre & Galen  2013

Borderline Personality Disorder Demystified, by Robert O. Friedel, MD

Borderline Personality Disorder in Adolescents:  What To Do When Your Teen Has BPD, Aguirre, 2014


Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders:  A Complete Guide to Getting Well and Staying Well by Penzel, 2000


Families Involvement in Treating Schizophrenia:  Models, Essential Skills & Process, 2003

Living with Schizophrenia / A Question & Answer Guide for Patients & Their Families

Twists & Turns/A Mother’s Caring Journey/Two Children With Schizophrenia

Surviving Schizophrenia / A Manual for Families, Consumers, & Providers (7th Edition)

Living With Schizophrenia: A Family Guide to Making A Difference, Rado & Janicak, 2016

A Beautiful Mind / The Life of Mathematical Genius & Nobel Laureate John Nash

The Collected Schizophrenias, Wang  2019


Concerned Intervention / When Your Loved One Won’t Quit Alcohol or Drugs, by O’Neill & O’Neill 1992

Believable Hope:  5 Essential Elements to Beat Any Addiction, by Cartwright & Abraham, 2012

No More Letting Go:  The Spirituality of Taking Action Against Alcoholism & Drug Addiction, by Debra Jay,2006


The Complete Guide to Prescription & Non Prescription Drugs, by Griffith, 2016-2017

Anatomy of an Epidemic:  Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs & The Astonishing Role of Mental Illness in America, Robert Whitaker, 2011

Blue Dreams:  The Science & The Story of the Drugs That Changed Our Minds, by Lauren Slater   2018


Breakdown:  A Clincian’s Experience In A Broken System of Emergency Psychiatry by Lynn Nanos, LICSW, 2018

Bedlam: An Intimate Journey Into America’s Mental Health Crisis, by Kenneth Paul Rosenberg,MD 2019

Insane Consequences:  How the Mental Health Industry Fails the Mentally Ill by D.J. Jaffee  2017

It’s OK That You’re Not OK:  Meeting Grief & Loss In A Culture That Doesn’t Understand, by Megan Devine  2017

Nowhere to Go / The Tragic Odyssey of the Homeless Mentally Ill

Users Guide to the Brain, by Ratey, 2002

Peace, Love & Healing:  Bodymind Communication & the Path to Self Healing, by Bernie Siegel

Personality & Psychological Disorders, by Davis & Claridge, 2002

Memory Solution, by Dace & Whitaker, 1999

Man Against Himself, Karl Menninger, 1956

The Broken Brain / The Biological Revolution in Psychiatry, Nancy C. Andreasen, 1985


Desk Reference to the Diagnostic Criteria DSM-5


Crazy / A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness, Pete Early, 2007

Nobody’s Child

Darkness Visible / A Memoir of Madness

Undercurrents / A Life Beneath the Surface

Judge, Jury & Executioner

Awakening the Silence

Beautiful Boy:  A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction, by David Sheff, 2008

Beautiful Mind:  The Life of Mathematical Genius & Nobel Laureate John Nash, by Sylvia Nasar, 2001

Blessed Are theCrazy:  Breaking the Silence About Mental Illness, Family & Church, Sarah Griffith Lund, 2014

Brain on Fire:  My Month of Madness, by Susannah Cahalan, 2013

The Center Cannot Hold:  My Journey Through Madness, by Elyn R. Saks, 2008

Empty Room:  Surviving the Loss of a Brother or Sister At Any Age, by Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn, 2004

Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson, 2015

Getting My Night Vision, by Nancy Pizzo Boucher, 2009

How I Stayed Alive When My Brain Was Trying to Kill Me:  One Person’s Guide to Suicide Prevention, by Susan Rose Blauner, 2002

The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls, 2006

Is There No Place On Earth for Me?

Life In Rewind:  The Story of a Young Courageous Man Who Persevered Over OCD & the Harvard Doctor Who Broke all the Rules to Help Him, by Murphy, Zenike, Zine, 2010

Laurie, Laurie, Hallelujah:  Ten Years of Her Thoughts Before Her Suicide, by Katz & Katz, 1982

My Life In Three Acts by Helen Hayes & Katherine Hatch, 1990

Out Came the Sun:  Overcoming the Legacy of Mental Illness, Addiction & Suicide In My Family, by Mariel Hemingway & Ben Greenman, 2015

Invisible Girl, by Mariel Hemingway & Ben Greenman, 2015

Quiet Room:  A Journey Out of the Torment of Madness, by Schiller & Bennett

Resilience:  Two Sisters & A Story of Mental Illness, by Jessie Close & Pete Early, 2015

Scattershot:  My Bipolar Family, by Lovelace, 2008

Twists & Turns:  A Mother’s Caring Journey:  Two Children with Schizophrenia, by Ackerman, 1993

Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick, 2008

An Unquiet Mind / A Memoir of Moods & Madness by Kay Redfield Jamison

Eden Express by Mark Vonnegut

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher  2017