We’re delighted to share that Heads Up: Changing Minds on Mental Health written by Melanie Siebert has been selected as the winner of the 2019-2020 Lane Anderson Award in the Young Reader category!
Featuring real-life stories of people who have found hope and meaning in the midst of life’s struggles, Heads Up is the go-to guide for teenagers who want to know about mental health, mental illness, trauma and recovery. For too long, mental health problems have been kept in the shadows, leaving people to suffer in silence, or worse, to be feared, bullied or pushed to the margins of society where survival is difficult.
The Lane Anderson Award, created by the Fitzhenry Family Foundation, seeks to celebrate the best science writing in Canada for both young readers and adults. Learn more about the the award here.
Praise for Heads Up: Changing Minds on Mental Health:
★ “Informative, diverse, and highly engaging; a much-needed addition to the realm of mental health.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“[A] helpful handbook…In easy-to-read chapters, Siebert skillfully breaks down what mental health is…An informative and nonintimidating work; a suitable addition for libraries needing to add to their mental health collection.”—School Library Journal
“A sense of respect imbues every page…Everything in this book reassures the troubled teen that they are not alone, need not suffer in silence, and can forge a unique pathway to wellness. The value of this book cannot be overstated or underestimated.”—School Library Connection