(DON’T) Call Me Crazy: 30+ Voices Start the Conversation about Mental Health is an anthology of essays about mental health, out on Oct. 2, 2018, from Algonquin Young Readers.
My bit is about trichotillomania and how I’ve figured out a way to be cool with just not really having eyebrows anymore. I also compiled two book lists! Five books about trich and five mental health memoirs.
- “A lively, compelling anthology about mental health by over 30 contributors from a variety of backgrounds. … Essays are mostly brief, highly personal accounts that discuss individual experiences with various conditions ranging from depression and bipolar disorder to trichotillomania and misophonia.” —Kirkus
- “Misconceptions about mental health still abound, making this honest yet hopeful title a vital selection for libraries.” —School Library Journal
- “With this diverse array of contributors offering a stunning wealth of perspectives on mental health, teens looking for solidarity, comfort, or information will certainly be able to find something that speaks to them. Resources and further reading make this inviting, much-needed resource even richer.” —Booklist
- “This (crucially!) diverse essay collection spans race, gender, sexual orientation, career, and age to hopefully reduce the stigma around mental illness.” —Bustle