Here’s a list of books that tell us, sometime, IT’S OK NOT TO FEEL OK.
The subtitle to this book reads ‘unfortunate situations, flawed cope mechanisms, mayhem and other things that happened’.
This is a collection of short stories that place at their centre ‘difficult women’ or women society has labelled as difficult.
This essay memoir is Shanghvi’s haunting meditation on loss and grief, distilled through his experiences of losing his mother, his father and his beloved dog Bruschetta.
Andrew splits her book into sections, each corresponding to a time of the day such as twilight, golden hour, night and dawn.
These are a collection of beautiful and intimate personal essays by Broder. She struggled with severe anxiety and panic attacks.
The subtitle of this book is ‘On Resilience and Courage’ but this book is as much about grief and anxiety as it is about their triumphant counterparts.
This is Martin’s non-fiction self-help novel, but it feels like a memoir. She draws on her own experiences of having an externally wonderful life but internally hollow, not-so-okay life.
This book follows the teenage Aza who forges her path in while battling anxiety. It is sensitive and delves into thought spirals and limitations that mental illness imposes upon us.
In this novel, Kross talks about the silent conversations we have with ourselves, juxtaposing the inner critic versus the inner coach.