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Review Wednesday: Skim by Mariko and Jillian Tamaki

There are a lot of amazing graphic novels that I would love to talk about but Skim, like The March, really makes you feel the experience of someone-probably-not-you. It builds empathy in readers for a novel situation, which is what I’ve been … Continue reading

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Mental Illness Booklist for Teens

I’ve really appreciated all the discussion on here and elsewhere about mental illness, especially as it pertains to kids and teens, this month. Thank you! Next week I’ll put up a list of resources and I’ll post the winner of … Continue reading

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Thoughts From Lyn Miller-Lachmann: Suicide Prevention: The Special Day Over, the Work Begins

Lyn Miller-Lachmann (who I’ve talked about repeatedly, but most notably here and here) just posted a great article on her own blog about suicide prevention year round. I thought I’d include it below to add to our discussion. I especially like … Continue reading

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National Suicide Prevention Month: Thoughts from Ann Jacobus

Ann Jacobus posted on her blog about National Suicide Prevention Month. I’m reposting because there are a lot of important facts on thoughts here that directly relate to this month’s discussion. Thanks Ann! Also, stay tuned for an interview with … Continue reading

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September Discussion: Mental Illness

When I was thirteen years old, things weren’t going so well for me at home. And at school, I was being bullied a lot. I was an honor roll student, so I was allowed to go out by myself into … Continue reading

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Not all Wounds are Bad

I’ve been thinking about something a lot recently. I know a lot of kind of crazy people. And until very recently I thought that I just attracted kind of crazy people–like they recognized a kindred spirit, or something. But a … Continue reading

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Existential Depression in Gifted Children

One whole swath of issues that kids face that I have largely neglected on this blog is mental health issues. Of course, kids who live through trauma deal with PTSD and Dissociation and other things that I’ve talked about often … Continue reading

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