My family is a team: A story about mental illness
By Kelly Goodsir and Dina Theodoropoulos
This is an important and valuable book for any teacher, educator, parent or family member who knows or has had a mental illness in their life.
A mental illness is a health problem that significantly affects how a person feels, thinks, behaves, and interacts with other people. In Australia, it is estimated that 45% of people will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime (www.beyondblue.org.au).
It is vital that we talk about mental health with children and their families. Through this book you will find the language to articulate and communicate the important messages related to mental health.