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Don't Call Me Crazy: 33 Voices Start the Conversation About Mental Health
Contributor(s): Jensen, Kelly (Editor)
ISBN: 1616207817     ISBN-13: 9781616207816
Publisher: Algonquin Books
    OUR PRICE: $15.26  
Product Type: Paperback
Published: October 2018
Annotation: Presents an anthology of essays that illuminate such mental health topics as autism, bipolar disorder, body dysmorphia, depression, and healing.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Mental illness; Case studies.
Mental health; Case studies.
Mental health; Case studies.
Dewey: 616.89/0092
LCCN: 2018010861
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 7-9, Age 12-14
Book type: Juvenile Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 9.00" H x 7.00" W x 0.75" (1.00 lbs) 225 pages
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2018 August)

Gr 7 Up—Opening up about mental health is difficult but necessary, asserts the editor of this thought-provoking anthology. Libba Bray personifies her obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety, while Stephanie Kuehn describes life with misophonia. Adam Silvera dispels the myth that successful or cheerful individuals don't experience depression; Emery Lord seethes at the ignorant remarks about suicide she overhears at a Vincent van Gogh exhibit. Contributors also examine gender, sexuality, and ethnicity, as in Hannah Bae's exploration of her Korean family's reluctance to seek help for her mother's schizophrenia. The rare lackluster entry never detracts from the whole. As in Jensen's Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World, illustrations and a peppy design enhance this scrapbooklike volume. VERDICT Misconceptions about mental health still abound, making this honest yet hopeful title a vital selection for libraries.—Mahnaz Dar, School Library Journal

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