Why Are You So Sad? A Child's Book About Parental Depression

Illustrated by Nicole Wong
Pages: 32, Color
Size: 8" x 10"
Age Range: 3-8
Item #: 4418870
ISBN: 978-1-55798-887-4
List Price: $9.95
Copyright: 2002
Format: Softcover
Other Format: Hardcover
Availability: In Stock
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When a parent has depression, children often feel sad and confused themselves. This interactive book can help by:

  • Explaining depression and its treatment in kid terms
  • Reassuring children that their parents can get better
  • Exploring the many feelings children usually have
  • Helping children understand and express their feelings
  • Providing practical tips for coping with a parent's depression
  • Showing children how they can feel better too

Why Are You So Sad? contains a comprehensive and authoritative note to parents by therapists from the disciplines of clinical social work and clinical psychology.

About the Author
Beth Andrews, LCSW, is a therapist with an expertise in counseling parents with depression. She lives in Colorado.
About the Illustrator
Nicole Wong is a freelance illustrator living in Massachusetts.