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(Don't) call me crazy : 33 voices start the conversation about mental health

Author: Kelly Jensen
Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Young Readers, an imprint of Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Secondary (senior high) school : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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What does it mean to be crazy? Is using the word crazy offensive? What happens when such a label gets attached to your everyday experiences? In order to understand mental health, we need to talk openly about it. Because there's no single definition of crazy, there's no single experience that embodies it, and the word itself means different things -- wild? extreme? disturbed? passionate? -- to different people.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Case Reports
Young adult literature
Case studies
Young adult nonfiction
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kelly Jensen
ISBN: 9781616207816 1616207817 9781549074615 154907461X 9780780443891 0780443896
OCLC Number: 1029095331
Awards: Schneider Family Book Award, Teen Book Honor, 2019
Target Audience: Ages 14-18.
Description: xi, 225 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Chapter 1: What's "crazy"?. Defying definition / by Shaun David Hutchinson ; Defining the thing is the trick / by Ashley Holstrom ; What I know and what I don't know / by Dior Vargas ; What's, well, "crazy"? / by Sarah Hannah Gómez ; Being heard and hating sound / by Stephanie Kuehn ; I hate to interrupt this conversation about mental illness, but guess what --
I'm autistic / by Mike Jung ; Autistic authors who Mike Jung thinks are great / by Mike Jung --
Chapter 2: Where "crazy" meets culture. The devil inside / by Christine Heppermann ; 10 horror films about fear / by Stephanie Kuehn ; Manic pixie dream girl ["pixie dream" crossed out] / by S. Jae-Jones ; Constellation of scars / by Monique Bedard (Aura) ; Constellation of scars (art) / by Monique Bedard (Aura) ; Top 10 crazies in fiction / by S.E. Smith ; What we're born with ans what we pick up along the way / by Heidi Heilig ; Some of the things mania assures me I could totally be --
and wouldn't it be glorious? / by Heidi Heilig ; The alchemy of healing / by Emily Mayberry --
Chapter 3: The mind-body connection. Bless this mess / by Amy Reed ; Loosened associations / by Esmé Weijun Wang ; Meeting disorder / Jessica Tremaine ; I underwent cosmetic surgery for my body dysmorphia ... and I wish I hadn't / by Reid Ewing ; Flattened / by Susan Juby ; Dear 14-year-old MILCK / by MILCK --
Chapter 4: Beyond stress and sadness. Rituals / by Libba Bray ; The five people you overhear when depressed at a Van Gogh exhibit / by Emery Lord ; Mystic / by Gemma Correll ; Fighting the war on the home front / by Clint van Winkle ; Ways to say "anxiety" / by Esmé Weijun Wang ; The train of overthinking / by Gemma Correll ; Black hole / by Victoria "V.E." Schwab ; I'm over staying silent about depression / by Kristen Bell ; Telephone anxiety / by Gemma Correll ; Driver's ed / by Mary Isabel ; The pretender / by Lisa Jakub ; Compassion training: metta meditation / by Lisa Jakub --
Chapter 5: To be okay. Coda / by Meredith Russo ; Tearing feelings apart / by Yumi Sakugawa ; The light bulb, the broom, and the work they don't tell you about / by Kelly Jensen ; Happiness goes on / by Adam Silvera ; Survival mode / by Hannah Bae ; A witch's guide / by S. Zainab Williams ; Believe in yourself / by Nancy Kerrigan ; Call me crazy / by S.E. Smith ; Keep going / by Esmé Weijun Wang.
Other Titles: Do not call me crazy
33 voices start the conversation about mental health
Responsibility: edited by Kelly Jensen.

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Essays, lists, poems, and art explore the ways in which 33 contributors cope-and thrive-with mental illness including actress Kristen Bell, figure skater Nancy Kerrigan, and bestselling YA authors  Read more...

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