Recommended Resources

There are volumes of books written about mental illnesses, and dozens of websites dedicated to providing information. In addition, there are many online communities. Below are a few of each that the author has found to be particularly helpful for caregivers or others wanting to support families dealing with mental health difficulties.


American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Bring Change 2 Mind

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

International Bipolar Foundation

Mental Health and the Church (Conference Videos)

Mental Health Grace Alliance

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

Web Articles

Mental Health and the Church

Caregiver Information related to Bipolar Disorder


Amador, Xavier. I Am Not Sick I Don’t Need Help: How to Help Someone with Mental Illness Accept Treatment. New York: Vida Press. 2010.

Hinckley, Jack and Jo Ann Hinckley. Breaking Points. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan. 1985.

Karp, David A. The Burden of Sympathy: How Families Cope with Mental Illness. New York, New York: Oxford University Press. 2001.

Miklowitz, David J. The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide: What You and Your Family Need to Know. New York, New York: Guilford Press. 2002.

Papolos, Demitri F. and Janice Papolos. The Bipolar Child: The Definitive and Reassuring Guide to Childhood’s Most Misunderstood Disorder. New York, New York: Broadway Books.1999.

Simpson, Amy. Troubled Minds: Mental Illness and the Church’s Mission. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press. 2013.

Stanford Matthew S. Grace for the Afflicted: A Clinical and Biblical Perspective on Mental Illness. Colorado Springs, CO: Paternoster Publishing. 2008.