Mind Your Head

Juno Dawson / Children's / Non-Fiction

Book cover

UK Publisher

Hot Key Books

Date Published

January 7th, 2016


Kim Dong Publishing House (Vietnamese)
Timas Publishing (Turkish)
Toto Books (South Korean)
Ginkgo (Chinese simplified)

We all have a mind, so we all need to take care of our mental health as much as we need to take care of our physical health. And the first step is being able to talk about our mental health. Juno Dawson leads the way with this frank, factual and funny book, with added information and support from clinical psychologist Dr Olivia Hewitt. Covering topics from anxiety and depression to addiction, self-harm and personality disorders, Juno and Olivia talk clearly and supportively about a range of issues facing young people’s mental health – whether fleeting or long-term – and how to manage them. With real-life stories from young people around the world and witty illustrations from Gemma Correll.


Really and truly: Mind Your Head is a fabulous contribution to the long road to getting mental health parity with physical health. It's truthful and honest. It's clear and accessible. It has both personal and professional experience hard-wired into it. And it's not afraid to make you laugh even when it's talking about very serious things. Highly recommended.

- thebookbag.co.uk

Aimed at young adults, the book is accessible and supportive with humorous illustrations by Gemma Correll (...) The message is 'Let's talk about mental health' and the personal stories of dozens of teenagers will hopefully make it easier for others to do so too

- Victoria Rossiter, The Guardian

I think this book should lurk around a lot of homes and school libraries. It's important, empathetic, well-researched and, most of all, kind. And the world needs to be kinder to people who are minding their heads. Highly recommend.

- Deirdre Sullivan, INIS Magazine

Juno Dawson's book is a brilliantly accessible, frank and funny look at issues such as depression, self-harm, and anxiety

- Diva Magazine


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