Fall 2019

Understanding Mental Health

 
Cover: Understanding Mental Health
 
 

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Summary

For young people, leading a healthy lifestyle requires education and empowerment. In Understanding Mental Health, readers will explore the history and social aspects of mental illness, teen mental health issues, and ways to help themselves and others. Sidebars challenge and expand readers' thinking while relating topics to 21st Century skills and themes--from creativity and innovation to financial literacy. Book also includes a table of contents, author biography, glossary, index, further reading, and suggested websites.

Specifications

Leveling

  • Lexile® Measure: 910
  • Guided Reading Level: Z+

BISAC Subjects

Table of Contents

  • The World of Mental Health
  • The Effects of Mental Illness
  • Teens and Mental Health
  • Solving Mental Health Issues
  • Making Good Choices
  • Think About It
  • Learn More
  • Glossary
  • Index

Reviews

School Library Journal - Upfront Health

Gr 4-8–Candidly explains, without preachiness, how these issues harm body and mind, social life, and future prospects. Displaying understanding and respect, titles concede that young people may experiment—but stress caution and moderation, helping readers understand they can choose wisely. Perhaps the series’ biggest plus is its tone, like that of a caring, trusted adviser concerned for a young person’s welfare, offering guidance to seek help when needed; hotline numbers are given. “Making Healthy Choices” ends each
book on a hopeful note, emphasizing positivity. Handsome design elements are in each title: a comprehensible statistical chart or diagram, good photos, and numerous fact-filled sidebars that include critical thinking questions or offer guidance. “Think About It” concludes every title with background facts and then challenges students to do research and answer questions. VERDICT Highly recommended. A well-written, intelligent, empowering series covering timely topics. Unsurprisingly, Suicide is the most sobering.

Contributors

Author: Matt Chandler

 

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