October 10th 2016
Hello Me, It's You
Hello Me, It's You is a collection of letters by young adults aged 17-21 about their experiences with mental health issues. The letters are written to their 16 year old selves, giving beautifully honest advice, insight and encouragement for all that lays ahead of them.
*I received this book from the publishers via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
As this is a non-fiction collection of letters, the review will be shorter and in a different format to usual but this book is so damn important. There is a trigger warning however due to the nature of the content and the stories within. We need more books like this because it was truly eye-opening and at times heartbreaking to read true stories about teenagers struggles with mental health. It is so motivating and inspirational and essentially lets you know that however you're feeling, you are not alone. There are so many people out there who have been through and are going through the same things as you, and so so many of them have made it and are okay again now. I feel like this collection would just be nice to have so whenever you're feeling down, you can just flick through to a certain letter you connected with and read it over and over again until you feel more positive about things. A lot of things were really relatable and it's just such an essential to know about topic that isn't widely discussed when it should be. Would definitely suggest reading if you need a bit of a pick-me-up or just if you want a quick inspirational read that will really make you think.