mental health · non fiction

Hello Me, It’s You by Hannah Todd

If you ever had issues with how mental health is represented in YA, you should check this out.

I find it quite hard to find a book that does justice to mental health in books, especially in YA. Most of the books I’ve read tend to be disinformative and vague when it comes to proper representation and in most cases, mental health issues are completely romanticized.

This book is a collection of letters from REAL people to their younger selves, and it is focused on mental illness and health. These are actual young people who had actual issues in life. It is heartfelt, sometimes sad, but mostly it is hopeful. It’s a pep talk to anyone reading and to themselves, a kind of therapeutic process both for the writers and the readers.

Its aim is to bring awarness to the problem of teen mental health and it’s supposed to say to other young people that there are others who are going through the same things. And it acomplishes it’s goal completely.

I was so glad I read this since it left me feeling quite hopeful, but at the same time more conscious and aware of the struggle that so many young people go through.

Highly recommend this one, and if you have any recommendations for me or anything you’d like to say on this topic, please do in the comments below!

Also, be sure to check out Hello Me, It’s You over on Facebook and Twitter.

*I received this review copy from the publishers through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

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