Written by Ross Szabo and Melanie Hall
The book provides a wide range of accessible vignettes that describe the mental health and illness experiences of individuals from their personal point of view. It also encourages readers to understand and seek help for themselves and others as appropriate.
Behind Happy Faces is the most comprehensive book about mental health issues for high school and college students. It’s a compilation of the most common questions and concerns about mental health that were asked by over half a million young people, teachers and parents. We use personal stories, statistics and facts to provide hope on how to help yourself, friends, family members and loved ones. It’s a first hand account about how to navigate some of the most difficult issues in life. If you’re looking for a book to help you deal personally with a mental disorder or want to help someone else, this is the book for you.
“Behind Happy Faces removes the stigma surrounding mental disorders, and stimulates dialogue about these issues among high school and college students. Szabo is a dynamic advocate for young people everywhere.”
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