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Mental Health Awareness Recs

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Here are a few shop faves with mental health rep:


In Limbo Deb JJ Lee

  • Anxiety, depression, suicide ideation

The Fire Never Goes Out by ND Stevenson

  • Depression, disordered eating

How to be Ace by Rebecca Burgess

  • Anxiety

Guts by Raina Telgemeier

  • Anxiety

Marbles by Ellen Forney

  • Bipolar

Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

  • Depression

*Flamer by Mike Curato

  • Depression


Stone Fruit by Lee Lai

  • Depression

Breakwater by Katriona Chapman

  • Borderline personality disorder

Thirsty Mermaids by Kat Leyh

  • Anxiety

Skim by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki

  • Depression, suicide

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

  • Depression, self harm

Eat, and Love Yourself by Sweeney Boo and Lilian Klepakowsky

  • Disordered eating

The Greatest Thing by Sarah Winifred Searle

  • Depression, disordered eating

Middle Grade:

Slip by Marika McCoola and Aatmaja Pandya

  • Panic attacks, suicide attempt

Pilu of the Woods by Mai K. Nguyen

  • Depression, anxiety

The Golden Hour by Niki Smith

  • PTSD, anxiety

Just Roll With It by Veronica Agarwal and Lee Durfey-Lavoie

  • Anxiety

Living With Viola by Rosena Fung

  • Anxiety

The Dark Matter of Mona Starr by Laura Lee Gulledge

  • Depression

Delicates by Brenna Thummler

  • Depression

Fave Series:

Heartstopper by Alice Oseman

  • Eating disorder, self harm, OCD

The Sad Ghost Club by Lize Meddings

  • Depression, anxiety

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