Trigger warnings- obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety attacks, dissociation, self-harm, and highly intrusive thoughts.
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green: This story follows Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating her existence while struggling with the spiral of thoughts inside her head. Turtles All the Way Down showcases lifelong friendship, reality, love, and the power of the human conscience. It’s not every book that can make you feel as if the words quite literally come alive. Aza’s pain felt like it was my own. People talk so much about what mental illness is like, but this book shows you what it is and how it feels to be inevitably lost in a spiral of your own thoughts. It is a touching story about learning to cope when the world feels out of control. ( one of my favorites )