(don't) Call Me Crazy: 33 Voices Start The Conversation About Mental Health

October 2, 2018|
(don't) Call Me Crazy: 33 Voices Start The Conversation About Mental Health by Kelly Jensen
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A Washington Post Best Children’s Book of 2018

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.

This award-winning anthology is from the highly-praised editor of Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World and Body Talk: 37 Voices Explore Our Radical Anatomy.
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Kelly Jensen is a former librarian-turned-editor for Book Riot and Stacked. She’s the author of It Happens: A Guide to Contemporary Realistic Fiction for the YA Reader. She loves black licorice and debating genre. Follow her on Twitter: @veronikellymars.
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Title:(don't) Call Me Crazy: 33 Voices Start The Conversation About Mental Health
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:240 pages, 9 X 7 X 0.54 in
Shipping dimensions:240 pages, 9 X 7 X 0.54 in
Published:October 2, 2018
Publisher:Algonquin Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781616207816

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