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On this page: books, videos, and podcasts presenting lived experiences of mental health or substance abuse disorders.
**These sources present subjective experiences. They are not evidence-based.**
Highlighted Books, Spring 2021
Video Collections (Rutgers Restricted:
Living with Mental Illness (series by WQED Pittsburgh):
Fireflies Unite is a weekly podcast from the perspective of individuals thriving with a mental illness created by suicide survivor T-Kea Blackman. The mission of the podcast is to bring light into darkness (just like the fireflies), encourage people of color to seek treatment and end the stigma and raise awareness.
In the Open
Each week, America and Theresa (and sometimes special guests) discuss a different mental health topic. The topics come from questions Mental Health America hears from people with lived experience with mental illness.
Mental Illness Happy Hour
The Mental Illness Happy Hour is a weekly online podcast that interviews comedians, artists, friends, and the occasional doctor. Each episode explores mental illness, trauma, addiction and negative thinking.
No Feeling is Final
Creator Honor Eastly "narrates her own experiences with depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, and living under the scrutiny of what she calls The Voice."
*All descriptions adapted from their respective homepages.