Solid Reads for Shaky Times: Mental Health in YA

The truth is it’s not always easy to talk about mental health. If you’re worried about a friend, it can be hard to find the words. And if you’re struggling yourself, you may not always know where to look for support.

No matter what your experience with tough times, we believe that books with characters going through real issues like depression, anxiety, and eating disorders can be a great way to start the conversation around mental health – with yourself or someone close to you. These stories are also powerful reminders that no matter what you’re going through, you are not alone.

In the spirit of May as Mental Health Month, take a look at the books below or seek them out at your local library.

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