As is often discussed in the WeNeedDiverseBooks campaignsometimes the biggest way to stigmatize people is to not talk about them at all. People, particularly teenagers, who cope with mental health issues are often stigmatized because of this lack of realistic portrayals in pop culture. Mental Health Awareness Month is celebrated in May to reduce this stigma and promote awareness of various mental health issues.
By being open about it, we can work to humanize and destigmatize it. With that in mind, here are a few YA books from recent years that get real about mental illness, from bipolar disorder to anxiety to OCD. But when she meets Beck in her therapy group, they have a connection.
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I grew up in a time and place where mental illness was neither understood nor openly discussed. However, a few things pulled me through — my family, my faith, two stalwart friends, and books. Lots and lots of books.
Author Amy Reed regularly draws on her own experience with mental health challenges in her books. As reviewed by L. In it she tackles misfit teenagers, depression and sexuality.
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May is Mental Health Month: an important time to help spread the word that mental health is something everyone should care about. As a community, it is important to come together and fight stigma, provide support, educate the public, and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their families. In recent time, the way mental health has been portrayed and reported in the media is incredible.