Children's Books

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Children's Books
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Sat, 03-29-2003 - 9:48pm
Catch a Falling Star is a beautifully illustrated story for children about a boy who begins to show signs of developing a mental illness. He befriends a dragon who teaches him relaxation techniques and encourages him to see a psychiatrist. (Can you believe it, the word psychiatrist is even used!) The young boy also deals with staying at a clinic for treatment.

http://www.iristhedragon.com/

Cheers

Judy

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Sun, 03-30-2003 - 10:47am
I know of only one other book for children that deals with the topic of mental illness. Does anyone know of other books?

This book for young children is about schizophrenia and homelessness. It is both illustrated and written by the author.

Many publishing companies did not feel there would be an interest for this kind of book!

Thank goodness one publishing company saw beyond the potential for extensive profits.

http://www.annickpress.com/catalog/edwardthecrazyman.html

Cheers & Blessings



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Mon, 03-31-2003 - 9:52am
Another good one that I have for my son is Brandon & the Bipolar Bear.

www.bipolar-children.bigstep.com