Do the 4 million US children and teens suffering from mental illness see themselves in books?
Submitted by Anonymous Patron (not verified) on March 3, 2009 - 1:36am
Most people are likely to pretend that mental and emotional health issues do not affect them or their loved ones. Yet, whether you’re prepared to admit it or not, mental and emotional health problems do exist in children. Kim Hix wrote the book No One is Perfect and YOU Are a Great Kid as a gift to her son, Zack, who struggles with ever changing moods, severe anxiety and Tourettes Disorder. He was diagnosed at age four. He’s now thirteen. On this edition of Just One More Book!!, author Kim Hix talks about her son Zack’s mental health disorders, the confidence of her family to embrace the person Zack is and helping to raise awareness of mental and emotional health in children through her book. You can listen to this chat on <A HREF="http://tinyurl.com/bqyfpk">Just One More Book! Children's Literature/Literacy Podcast</A> which is not affiliated with the LISNews Netcast Network and not yet included in <A HREF="http://www.lisfeeds.com">LISFeeds</A>.