When her father feels sad, a little girl finds ways to keep the bonds of love alive
Her mother says you can’t see her daddy’s hurt because it’s inside his head …
One in five adults experiences depression in their lifetime, but young children are often left in the dark when their mother or father suddenly can’t play like they used to.
Together Things helps young children to understand that, while it is okay for them to feel mad or sad about this, sometimes they must do different things together while their parent focuses on their mental health and getting better.
Rebekah Gienapp –Included in: 12 stereotype-busting children’s books starring disabled characters
“This book prompted important conversations with my son about how mental illness affects people, including my own experience having an anxiety disorder. (Recommended for ages 3 – 7, #ownvoices)” Click here to read more
Bridget and the Books – 8 year old Bridget reviews:
“This is a picture book about a kid and their dad. Their dad is sick and it explains what kind of help he needs.
1. This book would be a good book for kids who’s parent is sick, especially with mental illness.
2. This book would work pretty well for kids in therapy. It explains how you can approach things differently.
3. It’s just a really nice book about a tough topic.” Click here to read more
Read For Fun
“I highly recommend this book for any family dealing with depression, or anyone who wants to explain this to children. It goes a long way to helping reduce the stigma of depression as it gives hope of recovery and explains this in a way that children will understand..”. Click here to read in full
Herald Sun “This clever picture book helps kids whose parents may be battling depression or other mental health issues navigate their own confusion and anger because they want the old Dad back. But as it explains in simple terms, they can share different activities while Dad gets better.”
Reading Time “In a society where one in five adults will experience mental health issues during their lifetime increasing community awareness of illnesses such as depression and reducing stigma around this sensitive topic is a positive step and where better to start than the very young.” Click here to read in full
Blue Wolf Reviews “Children struggling to accept change in their family caused by mental illness, will benefit from this warm hearted story helping them understand the reality of depression, suffered by one in five adults.”Click here to read in full
What’s Up Down Under
“tackles mental health head on”
Westchester Family “the compelling story and beautiful illustrations help teach empathy, compassion and patience”
“looks at adult depression from a child’s perspective .. beautifully illustrated … has themes of love, family, mental illness and resilience and is suitable for children aged 4-8.” Click here to read in full
Miss Jenny’s Classroom
“I highly recommend this one for school counsellors, therapists, social workers, hospital/GP clinics. The more this topic is portrayed and talked about the easier it is for parents to open up about it to get help ” Click here to read in full
The Bottom Shelf – Edu Blog
“Sharing this story and talking about how common the issue (of mental illness) is will help those kids seeing it firsthand realise that they are not alone and that there are many ways to show and share love.”Click here to read in full
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