New Perspectives Discussion Series

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New Perspectives is a monthly discussion series meant to inspire thoughtful discussion and learning through literature and connection with community. Enjoy a book from the library’s collection, then attend a discussion co-led by a library staff member and a member of the community with professional expertise and/or lived experience in the topic raised by that title. This program is funded by a grant from The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation.

Join us for another New Perspectives book discussion on December 10 at 6:30 pm.   We will discuss the book (Don't) Call Me Crazy: 33 Voices Start the Conversation about Mental Health by Kelly Jensen.  Brittany Schindler, Director of Communication Engagement at NAMI Hancock County will lead us in discussion.   Copies of the book will be available on Hoopla, Libby, and at the library reference desk.

Register for the discussion by e-mailing and let us know you’re interested. 


(Don’t) Call Me Crazy by Kelly Jensen

Resources for Further Exploration


Organizations and Resources




  • Happiness the Mindful Way: A Practical Guide by Mike Annesley
  • The Healthy Mind Toolkit: Simple Strategies to Get Out of Your Own Way and Enjoy Your Life by Alice Boyes
  • Life Inside My Mind: 31 Authors Share their Personal Struggles edited by Jessica Burkhart
  • The Scar: A Personal history of Depression and Recovery by Mary Cregan
  • Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World by Vivek H. Murthy, MD
  • Your Brain Needs a Hug: Life, Love, Mental Health, and Sandwiches by Rae Earl
  • Hello I Want to Die Please Fix Me: Depression in the First Person by Anna Mehler Paperny
  • Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson
  • Complete Mental Health: The Go-To-Guide for Clinicians and Patients by John Ingram Walker
  • The More Or Less Definitive Guide to Self-Care by Anna Borges 


Documentaries, Docuseries, and Videos


Books on CD

  • Get Me Out of Here: My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder by Rachel Reiland
  • Group: How One Therapist and a Circle of Strangers Saved My Life by Christie Tate
  • January First: A Child’s Descent into Madness and Her Father’s Struggle to Save Her by Michael Schofield
  • Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed by Lori Gottlieb
  • No One Cares about Crazy People: The Chaos and Heartbreak of Mental Health in America by Ron Powers
  • The Price of Silence: A Mom’s Perspective on Mental Illness by Liza Long
  • Resilience: Two Sisters and a Story of Mental Illness by Jessie Close
  • The Small Guide to Anxiety by Gary Small M.D. and Gigi Vorgan
  • The Upside of Being Down: How Mental Health Struggles Led to My Greatest Successes in Work & Life by Jen Gotch
  • A First Rate Madness: Uncovering the Links between Leadership and Mental Illness by Nassir S. Ghaemi


Picture Books


Middle Grade Books


Teen Books