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From the critically acclaimed author of This Book is Gay, James Dawson, now writing as Juno Dawson.We all have a mind, so we all need to take care of our mental health as much as we need to take care of our physical health. And the first step is being able to talk about our mental health. Juno Dawson leads the way with this frank, factual and funny book, with added information and support from clinical psychologist Dr Olivia Hewitt. Covering topics from anxiety and depression to addiction, self-harm and personality disorders, Juno and Olivia talk clearly and supportively about a range of issues facing young people's mental health - whether fleeting or long-term - and how to manage them. With real-life stories from young people around the world and witty illustrations by Gemma Correll.
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From the critically acclaimed author of THIS BOOK IS GAY, James Dawson, now writing as Juno Dawson

About the Author

James Dawson (Author) Queen of Teen 2014 James Dawson is the multi award-winning author of dark teen thrillers HOLLOW PIKE, CRUEL SUMMER, SAY HER NAME and UNDER MY SKIN. In 2015, he released his first contemporary romance, ALL OF THE ABOVE. His first non-fiction book, BEING A BOY tackled puberty, sex and relationships in a frank and funny fashion. A follow up for young LGBT people, THIS BOOK IS GAY came out in 2014. James is a regular contributor to Attitude Magazine, GT and the Guardian and has contributed to news items on BBC Women's Hour, Front Row, This Morning and Newsnight concerning sexuality, identity, literature and education. James's titles have received rave reviews and his books have been translated into more than ten languages. James writes full time and lives in Brighton. James is a School Role Model for the charity STONEWALL.Follow James at either www.askjamesdawson.com or at www.jamesdawsonbooks.com or on Twitter: @_jamesdawsonOlivia Hewitt (Author) Dr Olivia Hewitt is a clinical psychologist who has worked in the NHS since 2003. After meeting co-author James Dawson whilst at university in north Wales she went on to train at the University of Oxford. Since then she has specialised in working with people with a learning disability as well as writing for academic journals and lecturing at the universities of Southampton and Oxford. Outside of work, Olivia can be found reading detective novels and helping out on the farm. She lives with her husband in Oxfordshire.Gemma Correll (Illustrator)Illustrator Gemma Correll is one of the few people in the universe who has managed to turn her love of pugs into a lucrative career. She has exhibited all over the world, in China, the US and Europe, and was the recipient of a Young Guns award from the Art Directors Club of New York in 2010. She's a serial punner with a crush on all things cartoony and studied Graphic Design in Norwich. Her favourite colour is turquoise, her star sign is Aquarius and her favourite word is Albuquerque, just in case you were wondering. Follow Gemma on Twitter: @gemmacorrell.

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Really and truly: Mind Your Head is a fabulous contribution to the long road to getting mental health parity with physical health. It's truthful and honest. It's clear and accessible. It has both personal and professional experience hard-wired into it. And it's not afraid to make you laugh even when it's talking about very serious things. Highly recommended. * thebookbag.co.uk * Aimed at young adults, the book is accessible and supportive with humorous illustrations by Gemma Correll (...) The message is 'Let's talk about mental health' and the personal stories of dozens of teenagers will hopefully make it easier for others to do so too -- Victoria Rossiter * The Guardian * I think this book should lurk around a lot of homes and school libraries. It's important, empathetic, well-researched and, most of all, kind. And the world needs to be kinder to people who are minding their heads. Highly recommend. -- Deirdre Sullivan * INIS Magazine * Juno Dawson's book is a brilliantly accessible, frank and funny look at issues such as depression, self-harm, and anxiety * Diva Magazine * Juno Dawson's frank and funny guide to dealing with mental health issues * Hello! Magazine * Dawson and Hewitt have written a warm, frank and supportive guide for young people offering welcome insights and practical tips on how to manage their thoughts and how to seek help (...) this book is a welcome and useful addition to the shelf-help bookshelf for young people * Inis Reading Guide * Here's a comforting, medically sound guide to understanding mental health as a teenager. With excellent illustrations by artist (and mental health activist) Gemma Correll, thoughtful and funny storytelling from Juno Dawson, and top advice from Dr Olivia Hewitt, it's an ideal way to start looking after your mind. * Buzzfeed *

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