How did I get it?:
I was sent a copy from Hot Key Books, many thanks to them!
We all have a mind, so we all need to take care of our mental health as much as we need to take care of our physical health. And the first step is being able to talk about our mental health. Juno Dawson leads the way with this frank, factual and funny book, with added information and support from clinical psychologist Dr Olivia Hewitt. Covering topics from anxiety and depression to addiction, self-harm and personality disorders, Juno and Olivia talk clearly and supportively about a range of issues facing young people’s mental health – whether fleeting or long-term – and how to manage them, with real-life stories from young people around the world.
With witty illustrations from Gemma Correll.
Mind Your Head is an important book. I think it’s imperative that mental health is openly discussed. Like Juno mentions, mental health is an illness that isn’t easily discussed within society. It should be. Especially as so many people suffer from mental health at some point in their lives. Mind Your Head is a piece of non fiction, but written in the frank and funny style that I have come to expect from Juno. It’s interesting to have the perspective of a psychologist as well. It’s written in a very balanced way-a good mix of factual information.
I thought that it was a great idea to have real life stories from young people. Mental illness is such a raw and real subject and it’s reassuring to read about others who have experienced it.
There are some moments in this book that didn’t quite sit right with me, but that did not affect my experience of reading this book. Mind Your Head is a book that I wish was around when I was younger, but I’m pleased is around for younger people now, to know that they are not alone.
Would I recommend it?:
Yes! 3.5 stars