Children’s books and mental health

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For my PMP, I wanted to create a children’s book centred on mental health and creating a conversation starter between adults and children about struggling and feeling down.

At first I wanted my story to be solely focused on the mental health disorder of anxiety, due to my personal struggles with this disorder and the prevalence of anxiety in our modern day society. 

However after creating initial images I decided to change my story to be based around a more generic struggle of a character with the personification of the rain acting as a metaphor for mental illness. 

To gain inspiration I looked at these other popular children’s books which are based on the topic of mental health and children’s struggles.