Where to Start
Where to Start

Where to Start

By Mental Health America


Publication Date: April 11, 2023

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Ages 12 And Up, Grades 7 And Up

A comforting and useful resource for anyone who’s struggling emotionally and looking for help, from the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness

It can be extremely hard to figure out what’s going on in our own heads when we are suffering—when we feel alone and unworthy and can’t stop our self-critical inner voice. And it’s even more difficult to know where to go for answers. But this book can help. Here you’ll find clear, honest, jargon-free information about all the most common mental illnesses, including a first self-assessment test; tips on how to get help and how to talk about your mental health with friends, family, and medical professionals; and tools for staying healthy. Plus, the book’s accessible and reassuring information and resources are interspersed with insightful and very funny drawings by acclaimed cartoonist Gemma Correll. This will be a book that you’ll cherish.

About the Author

Mental Health America (MHA) is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting the overall mental health of all. Their programs and initiatives fulfill their mission of promoting mental health and preventing mental illness through advocacy, education, research, and services. MHA’s national office and its 200+ affiliates and associates around the country work every day to protect the rights and dignity of individuals with lived experience and ensure that peers and their voices are integrated into all areas of the organization.

Gemma Correll is a cartoonist, writer, illustrator, and pug-owner. Her books include A Pug’s Guide to Etiquette, The Feminist Activity Book, and The Worrier’s Guide to Life. Her comics appear on The Nib and Tinyview Comics, and she has created cartoons for Hallmark, The New York Times, Evernote, and Mental Health America. Her merchandise is sold by Badge Bomb and Ohh Deer.


Illustrator Residence:California

Format: Hardcover Paper over boards

Length: 208 pages

Publisher: Rocky Pond Books

Publication Date: April 11, 2023

ISBN: 9780593531402

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