A Mind Like Mine
21 famous people and their mental health
by Rachael Davis
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Pub Date 16 Aug 2022 | Archive Date 19 Jul 2022
Quarto Publishing Group – Wide Eyed Editions, Wide Eyed Editions
Did you know Charles Darwin experienced anxiety and Florence Nightingale lived with PTSD? From Michelangelo to Deepika Padukone, Ada Lovelace to Freddie Flintoff, a great many successful people with brilliant minds and talents have lived or are living with mental health disorders.
The biographies in this book show that you can't always tell what a person is going through, and that mental health conditions can and do impact people from all walks of life. The aim of this book is to help remove some of the stigma around mental health, discuss different mental health conditions, what they mean and how they are treated; and ultimately to show that mental health disorders do not have to hold anyone back from achieving their dreams.
The figures featured are from a range of diverse backgrounds and disciplines across science, literature, art, music, sport, politics and popular culture. Additional feature pages will explain and explore key mental health conditions including depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety and eating disorders.
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Average rating from 17 members
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for allowing me to revive an arc in exchange for my honest review- all thoughts and opinions are my own!
I am continuously amazed at kids’ books now. 2022 kids get all the cool things. As a mama to a kiddo who has already had to go to therapy- I know that mental health and awareness needs to start EARLY. Seeing celebs that might deal with similar things while maintaining a successful career or pulling out of the public eye to show that mental health is the best kind of health- important. This book was so great- we loved the illustrations, the info wasn’t overwhelming but enough to retain and enough to ask and answer questions. 10/10 would recommend!
A Mind Like Mine features many stories of famous people who have a mental illness. The book also features thorough descriptions of many kinds of mental disorders, as well as treatment options. I think this would be best for an older middle-schooler, or a high-schooler.
OCD, depression, PTSD, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, anxiety. The right spotlights are on to help us understand these mental health conditions with examples of popular personalities. This is not a way to put glamour on these conditions but I know we take more interest when a name or a face we are familiar with is attached to it. Being honest here and I feel the book is not an encouragement for any unwanted reactions towards these personalities and the publishing team.
I absolutely adore the presentation and the illustrations! An absolute must read!
Thank you, Quarto Publishing Group - Wide Eyed Editions, for the advance reading copy.
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