#1 Choice For Your First Mental Health Book
It's Never Too Early To Start Learning About Our Mental Health
Our Mom, Our Superhero - A Mental Health Journey is a children's mental health book based on a true story and focuses on siblings dealing with societal stigma while seeking treatment for their mother's mental health challenges.
It's a great conversation starter for adults to start talking about mental health with kids (primarily ages 6-12). The focus of the book is comparing physical health to mental health to take on stigma head-on. It has great definitions, activities, exercises, illustrations, and supported by a strong mental health clinical team.
Whether you are a parent, mental health professional teacher, or are interested in the mental health cause, we hope our story resonates with you and has underlying messages and learnings for us all.
Metta World Peace, Former NBA All-Star, Entrepreneur and Mental Health Advocate shares his thoughts on our book.
Purchase your book today and know that proceeds will be used to donate books to schools, community centers and carry forward the mission of de-stigmatizing mental health and illness through technology, content, and community (via OOTify). Learn more by clicking here: OOTify (AI Mental Health Hub).
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"This is a great teaching tool for both parents and practitioners. The very calm and easily digestible illustrations keep children's attention while helping to tell the story in a very non-judgemental and non-threatening way. I will be using and recommending this book in my own practice!"
- Michael Lindo, LCSW MSW - Psychiatric Social Worker at Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health
"Understanding mental health issues can be tough, especially for children. Now, this beautifully written and illustrated book helps to dispel myths, bring understanding, remove stigma and shame, give children language to manage their emotions, and learn to ask for help. This timely book should be in every child’s bookshelf at home, school, or library."
- Yolie Flores, National Director to Parent Nation and former Los Angeles School District Board Member
"An engaging and well-spun out story that will help children understand what their mom is going through when depressed. The story describes the mom’s depression in an understandable way, underscoring the differences between ordinary sadness and depression. It points out as well concerns around stigma and being judged that can serve as barriers to getting care. It normalizes taking medication. And it underscores that it is equally important to take care of one’s mental health as of one’s physical health. Finally it helps the reader to understand that it is OK—good even--to ask for help. A great conversation-starter between moms and their kids—truly a must read for those interested in mental illness in parent/child relationships."
- Elyn R. Saks
Orin B. Evans Distinguished Professor of Law, Psychology, and Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences, University of Southern California
Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine
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Ravi is a mental health activist, investor, and entrepreneur. Ravi has lost two family members and a dear friend to suicide. After navigating the fragmented healthcare system for years, he decided to build OOTify - a platform that he hopes will solve the structural and systemic problems in our mental healthcare system. He completed his education at the University of Southern California.
Nicole Jain has dedicated her career to public service and leadership specifically in the realm of K-12 public education policy and management. Nicole has a Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Southern California and a Masters degree in Education Policy and Management from Harvard University.