Bear, by Staffan Gnosspelius
Bear by Staffan Gnosspelius is an outstanding visual depiction of both what depression feels like and the toll it takes on caregivers and supporters. The illustrations are haunting, grainy, and so solid that the weight of what drags down Bear also drags down the reader. But these realistic images are beautiful as well, and show that hope, too, is part of depression. If you or someone you love has struggled with mental illness and found it hard to express the experience, let this wordless book do the talking for you.