This book highlights 21st century American young adult literature that features characters grappling with mental illness. Chapters focus on mental disorders identified by the most recent Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5)<\\I>, including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, ADHD, and OCD, and provide a description including prevalence, demographic trends, symptoms, related disorders, and treatment options before examining a selection of young adult texts in depth. Explores how a mental illness manifests for a particular character, how they are perceived by themselves and others, and what treatment or support they receive. Examines connections between mental illness and race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and identity, and integrates relevant research from education, psychology, and adolescent health. Includes additional readings, and an appendix with strategies for integrating young adult literature into health curricula and other programs.