South Australian network for, by, and about people who hear voices and have other 'psychotic' experiences



Sarah loans out her personal library as a resource to anyone for a refundable deposit. You can collect and drop off if you live near Adelaide or a support group, or through the post if you are further away. Contact to arrange or ask for recommended books for a particular topic.

Donations are gratefully received! More resources can be found through organisations such as Victim Support Services, or often purchased inexpensively from sites such as Book Depository.

Books about voice hearing, psychosis, or schizophrenia:

  • Unshrinking Psychosis, John Watkins
  • The Voice Inside; A practical guide for and about people who hear voices, Paul Baker
  • Working with Voices II; Victim to victor, Ron Coleman & Mike Smith
  • Living with Voices; 50 stories of recovery, Prof Marius Romme, Escher, Dillon, Corstens, Morris
  • Children Hearing Voices; What you need to know and what you can do, Dr Sandra Escher & Prof. Dr. Marius Romme
  • DVD Knowing you, knowing you, Working to Recovery ltd  “Eleanor Logden’s personal story of recovery, her journey through the psychiatric system, to becoming an award winning psychologist working in mental health. Eleanor talks candidly about her experience of abuse, self-harm and voice hearing. This DVD is challenging, inspirational and full of hope.”
  • DVD 1st and 2nd World Hearing Voices Congress 2009-2010, Working to Recovery ltd “Voice hearers, mental health workers and family members from across the world met to share messages of hope and positive action. Presentations focused on important aspects of the recovery process and discussed difficult issues such as the disease concept and the use of medication.”
  • DVD How to Start and Run a Hearing Voices Group, Working to Recovery ltd “Produced to help anyone interested in setting up or running a hearing voices group. The DVD covers a number of issues that will help facilitators and those who wish to become facilitators.”
  • DVD SET Recovery from Psychosis Conference, Perth November 2008
    1. “Hearing Voices and the Complexity of Mental Health Issues from an Aboriginal Perspective” Dr. Helen Milroy (Australia)
    2. “The Personal is Political” Jaqui Dillion (England)
    3. “Hearing Voices with Children” Dr. Sandra Escher (Holland)
    4. “Voice Dialogue” Dr. Dirk Corstens (The Netherlands)
    5. “Understanding Psychosis” John Watkins (Australia)
    6. “Making Recovery Happen: From Rhetoric to Reality” Ron Coleman & Karen Taylor (Scotland)
    7. “Recovery with Voices: A Report on a Study with 50 Recovered Voice Hearers” Prof. Dr. Marius Romme (Holland)
    8. “Recovery from Psychosis: What Helps and What Hinders?” Lyn Mahboub & Mariene Janssen (Australia)
    9. “Working with Voice Hearers in Social Psychiatry” Trevor Eyles (Denmark)

If you’re looking for information about multiplicity, we recommend starting with:

  • First Person Plural, Cameron West
  • The Dissociative Identity Disorder Sourcebook, Deborah Haddock
  • Got Parts?, by ATW
  • The Flock, Joan Francis Casey, Lynn Wilson (sarah’s review)

More books about multiplicity or dissociation:

  • Treating Dissociative Identity Disorder, Sarah Y. Krakauer
  • A Fractured Mind, Robert B. Oxnam
  • Breaking Free, Herschel Walker
  • Today I’m Alice, Alice Jamieson
  • Fractured, Ruth Dee
  • Rebuilding Shattered Lives, James A. Chu
  • When Rabbit Howls, The Troops for Truddi Chase
  • Little Girl Fly Away, Gene Stone
  • Katherine, It’s Time, Kit Castle and Stefan Bechtel
  • A Life in Pieces, Richerd K. Baer
  • All of Me, Kim Noble
  • Five Farewells, Liz Elliot
  • The Sum of My Parts, Olga R. Trujillo

Books about PTSD, trauma, or abuse recovery:

  • Trauma and Recovery, Judith Herman
  • Treating Attachment Disorders, Karl Heinz Brisch
  • Victims No Longer, Mike Lew
  • Facing the Wolf, Theresa Sheppard Alexander
  • Man’s Search for Meaning, Viktor E Frankl
  • Sickened, Julie Gregory
  • Stalking the Soul, Marie-France Hirigoyen
  • Stepping out of the shadows, published by Yarrow Place
  • Trauma Model Therapy, Colin A Ross
  • New Shoes, Rebecca Mitchell
  • Understanding Trauma, Roger Baker
  • The PTSD Workbook, Mary Beth Williams, Soili Poijula
  • The Courage to Heal, Ellen Bass & Laura Davis
  • Beginning to Heal, Ellen Bass & Laura Davis
  • The Sexual Healing Journey, Wendy Maltz
  • Re-Authoring Lives: Interviews and Essays, Michael White

Books more broadly about mental health or life:

  • Love and Survival, Dean Ornish
  • 8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder, Carolyn Costin & Gwen Schubert Grabb
  • Follow Your Heart, Andrew Matthews
  • The Yipping Tiger, Perminder Sachdev
  • The Broken Mirror, Katharine A Phillips
  • Panic Free, Lynne Freeman
  • Women and Anxiety, Helen DeRosis
  • Journeys with the Black Dog, ed. Tessa Wigney, Kerrie Eyers & Gordon Parker
  • The Art of Being, Constance Rhodes
  • The Brain that Changes Itself, Norman Doidge
  • There’s Something I have to Tell You, Charles Foster
  • Understanding Panic Attacks and Overcoming Fear, Roger Baker
  • Overcoming Borderline Personality Disorder, Valerie Porr
  • The Dance of Intimacy, Harriet Lerner
  • The Dance of Deception, Harriet Lerner
  • Safe People, Cloud and Townsend
  • Who’s Pushing Your Buttons, Dr John Townsend
  • The Magic of Make Believe, Lee Pascoe
  • I just want you to be Happy, Rowe Bennett Tonge
  • Exuberance, Kay Redfield Jamison
  • Women who run with the Wolves, Clarissa Pinkola Estes
  • The Soul’s Code, James Hillman
  • Raising Real People, creating a resilient family, Andrew Fuller

Children’s picture-books:

  • A colour of his own, Leo Lionni
  • My Many Coloured Days, by Dr Seuss
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