These memoirs tell the heartfelt stories of people dealing with psychosis, anxiety and grief.
My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward (Harper Wave) by Mark Lukach recounts how the author and his wife dealt with her sudden-onset mental illness, rebuilding their marriage as she suffered episodes of psychosis.
On Edge: A Journey Through Anxiety (Crown) by Andrea Petersen is a journalist's account of how she struggled to understand and cope with her anxiety disorder, along with a look at the condition's origins and treatments.
The Rules Do Not Apply: A Memoir (Random House) by Ariel Levy is the New Yorker writer's harrowing story of how she dealt with the grief of losing a pregnancy, her marriage and just about everything else in a single month.
Colette Bancroft, Times book editor