(DON’T) Call Me Crazy: 30+ Voices Start the Conversation about Mental Health is a Washington Post Best Book of 2018 and Schneider Family Book Award Honor Winner. Heck yeah.
My essay is about trichotillomania and how I’ve struggled, but also figured out a way to be cool with 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