BrightPoint Press: Mental Health Guides Reviews

Understanding Addiction: ISBN 978-1-68282-981-3 / eBook: 978-1-68282-982-0
Understanding Anxiety: ISBN 978-1-68282-983-7 / eBook: 978-1-68282-984-4
Understanding Bipolar Disorder: ISBN 978-1-68282-985-1 / eBook: 978-1-68282-986-8
Understanding Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: ISBN 978-1-68282-987-5 / eBook: 978-1-68282-988-2
Understanding Panic Attacks: ISBN 978-1-68282-989-9 / eBook: 978-1-68282-990-5
School Library Journal, November 1, 2020

Gr 6 Up—These titles offer an in-depth look at mental health issues. Each book begins with a bullet list of important concepts that are explored more fully within the text. Organization is the same in each title; the issue is defined, its impact on the individual and society is explained, then treatment options are discussed. Celebrity examples, such as Demi Lovato’s struggle with bipolar disorder and Emma Stone’s panic attacks, illustrate the pervasiveness of these problems and destigmatize the conditions. Informative sidebars, including records of obsessive-compulsive disorder in ancient times or the difference between use, misuse, and abuse of drugs, provide more details. Source notes and suggestions for further reading support personal research or class assignments. VERDICT Recommended for those updating their collections; a realistic examination of the various subjects.