Holistic Trauma Recovery

Trauma and Recovery by Judith Herman

The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity by Dr. Nadine Burke Harris

My Grandmother’s Hands by Resmaa Menakem

Liberated to the Bone by Susan Raffo

Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving by Pete Walker

What My Bones Know by Stephanie Foo

The Body Remembers by Babette Rothschild

Thick and Other Essays by Tressie McMillan Cottom

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk M.D.

Your Body Knows the Answer: Using Your Felt Sense to Solve Problems, Effect Change, and Liberate Creativity by David I. Rome

Psychiatric Liberation

Black Skin, White Masks by Frantz Fanon

Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter by Kate Clifford Larson (page 39)

Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family by Robert Kolker (page 40)

Insane: America’s Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness by Alisa Roth (page 44 under Deinstitutionalization)

Talking Back to Psychiatry: The Psychiatric Consumer/Survivor/Ex-Patient Movement by Linda Morrison

Mad In America: Bad Science, Bad Medicine, And The Enduring Mistreatment Of The Mentally Ill by Robert Whitaker

Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America by Robert Whitaker

Psychiatry Under the Influence by Robert Whitaker

The Lives They Left Behind: Suitcases from a State Hospital Attic by Darby Penney

My Lobotomy: A Memoir by Howard Dully

Asylums: Essays on the Social Situation of Mental Patients and Other Inmates by Erving Goffman

Cultural Humility

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla Saad

Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

We Do This ‘til We Free Us by Mariame Kaba 


How We Show Up: Reclaiming Family, Friendship, and Community by Mia Birdsong

Humble Inquiry, Second Edition: The Gentle Art of Asking Instead of Telling by Edgar H. Schein