Here I Am, I Am Me

An Illustrated Guide to Mental Health
by Cara Bean

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This colorful graphic novel adventure through the brain demystifies and destigmatizes emotional and mental health for children through accessible language and lessons.

Join author-illustrator Cara Bean in Here I Am, I Am Me, as she takes readers on an illustrated journey to the center of the brain. Each of the 9...
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Published By Workman Publishing Company

Format Paperback


Number Of Pages 288

Publication Date 04/02/2024

ISBN 9781523508051

Dimensions 6 inches x 9 inches

“Bean’s comprehensive guide to mental health is a welcome addition to books geared toward adolescents…. This is a valuable resource for young people, whether they encounter minor episodes of fear or anger, or have more acute mental disorders. The colorful drawings are whimsical but do not minimize the seriousness of the topic. Each page is engaging, with accessible text in every frame for even the most distracted teenager. VERDICT Covering one of the most important topics related to teenagers, this helpful guide is a must for all libraries.”
— School Library Journal

"We owe cartoonist and author Cara Bean a hearty, “Thank you!” for writing a book about teen mental health that is readable and relatable for young people. Here I Am, I Am Me is a perceptive volume that provides understanding of the adolescent brain and compassion for growing teens’ sometimes difficult mental health.... Do not waste a moment getting to the bookstore to get your copy.... This book is an exceptionally well-written, illustrated guide to understanding and improving mental health for tweens, teens, and young adults. It’s a thoughtful gift for parents or school counselors. The book should also be considered in curricula for high school teachers or counselor training programs that support adolescents."

— New York Journal of Books

"[Here I Am, I Am Me] manages to cover a lot of topics in a concise yet thorough way: mindfulness, substance abuse, depression, suicide, and a lot more. If you aren't quite sure how to start a discussion with your kids about mental health, this is a good resource"

— Motherhood Moment