Hello Me, it’s You: A Collection of Letters by Young Adults about their Experiences with Mental Health by Hannah Todd and Anonymous
Pages – 100
Released – 10th October 2016
Publisher – Hello Me, it’s You
Genres – Mental Health, letters, young adult, new adult, non-fiction
Rating – 4.5/5
Hello Me, it’s You is a collection of letters by young adults aged 17-24 to their 16-year-old selves. The letters are about each person’s experience with mental health, giving their 16-year-old selves honest and beautiful advice, encouragement and an insight for all that lies ahead of them. The result hopefully from this book being a reduction in the negative stigma surrounding mental health and an increase in awareness of young people’s experience.
This book is beautiful. It fills you with hope and strength. Everyone should read it, whether or not you are suffering from mental health issues.
This book covers so many mental health issues, including, body dysmorphic disorder, trichotillomania, OCD, anxiety, depression and many many more.
To any 16-year-old out there, go and pick this book up. I would have loved a book like this at the age of 16. Having struggled with oth social anxiety and anxiety. Even at the age of 19, this book made me realise some of my own issues and has given me advice on how to deal with them. I just wish there were more letters to read, the book is just that good.
This book shows the bare, naked and vulnerable truth of mental health. To all the people who wrote the letters for this book you are so brave and courageous and I look up to you. It has made me want to write my own letter to my 16-year-old self.
This is one book that will give you the courage to open up and tell someone if you are facing problems. It is also a reflective book for all those who are so quick to judge all the people facing mental health issues.
I highly recommend this book to readers of all ages. Especially those going through struggles with mental health issues themselves.
A special thank you to Hello Me, it’s You and Netgalley for giving me an ARC copy in exchange for an honest review.
Until next time,