33. Driven To Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood by Edward M. Hallowell and John J. Ratey
34. Stripped: Inside the Lives of Exotic Dancers by Bernadette Barton
35. It's So Much Work to Be Your Friend: Helping the Child with Learning Disabilities Find Social Success by Richard Lavoie, Mel Levine, Michele Reiner, and Rob Reiner
36. Amazing Grace: The Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation by Jonathan Kozol
37. 100 Most Dangerous Things in Everyday Life by Laura Lee
38. Foundations of Social Work Practice With Lesbian and Gay Persons by Gerald P. Mallon
39. Human Services for Gay People: Clinical and Community Practice by Michael Shernoff
And just so no one thinks I would voluntarily read books such as 38 and 39, I was reading them for a literature review I'm doing as part of a project I'm working on. The basic gist of the project is to demonstrate how there's little to no overlap in services for GLBT folks and services for folks with major mental illness. In other words, I can find tons of books and community programs with a focus on GLBT mental health, but these resources barely touch on persisent major mental illness. The two aforementioned books dealt only with "typical" mental health concerns (in other words, your regular old folks who have a job and family and friends who might be dealing with depression or life changes, but who haven't been institutionalized or spent a lot of time receiving disability benefits.) And of course, the field of persistent major mental illness is years behind the rest of the healthcare field in terms of cultural sensitivity in any form.
Also, how funny is the use of "GAY PEOPLE" in that title? Though I suppose "lesbian and gay persons" isn't a whole lot better. You never say "persons" unless you're specimenizing someone. No one says that they had three persons over for dinner last night.