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(Don't) Call Me Crazy

33 Voices Start the Conversation about Mental Health

By Kelly Jensen

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Age range
14 - 18
Grade range
9 - 13
Published By
Algonquin Young Readers
Number Of Pages
240
Publication Date
October 02, 2018
ISBN
9781616207816

(Don't) Call Me Crazy

33 Voices Start the Conversation about Mental Health

By Kelly Jensen

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Who’s Crazy?
 
What does it mean to be crazy? Is using the word crazy offensive? What happens when a label like that gets attached to your everyday experiences?
 
To understand mental health, we need to talk openly about it. Because there’s no single definition of crazy, there’s no single experience that embodies it, and the word itself means different things—wild? extreme? disturbed? passionate?—to different people.
 
In (Don’t) Call Me Crazy, thirty-three actors, athletes, writers, and artists offer essays, lists, comics, and illustrations that explore a wide range of topics:

their personal experiences with mental illness,
how we do and don’t talk about mental health,
help for better understanding how every person’s brain is wired differently,
and what, exactly, might make someone crazy.
 
If you’ve ever struggled with your mental health, or know someone who has, come on in, turn the pages . . . and let’s get talking.
 

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Review quotes

“This (crucially!) diverse essay collection spans race, gender, sexual orientation, career, and age to hopefully reduce the stigma around mental illness.”
Bustle

“Empowering . . . deeply resonant . . . With this diverse array of contributors offering a stunning wealth of perspectives on mental health, teens looking for solidarity, comfort, or information will certainly be able to find something that speaks to them. Resources and further reading make this inviting, much-needed resource even richer.”
Booklist

“Lively, compelling . . . the raw, informal approach to the subject matter will highly appeal to young people who crave understanding and validation . . . This highly readable and vital collection demonstrates the multiplicity of ways that mental health impacts individuals.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Thought-provoking . . . Misconceptions about mental health still abound, making this honest yet hopeful title a vital selection.”
School Library Journal, starred review

“This is a much-needed collection of writing about mental health and the impact it has . . . with mental health stigma unfortunately still being a serious problem, teens really need books like this right now.”
Cultured Vultures

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Product details

Age range
14 - 18
Grade range
9 - 13
Published By
Algonquin Young Readers
Number Of Pages
240
Publication Date
October 02, 2018
ISBN
9781616207816

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