“Mental illness among young people is epidemic.  Too often, those who are afflicted are ashamed, and too often, they isolate themselves, and too often—the results are catastrophic.  Frank, honest and informative, Behind Happy Faces will mitigate that shame and isolation, and so head off those dark results.”

~ Andrew Solomon Author, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression

Behind Happy Faces; Taking Charge of Your Mental Health was published in 2007 with a new edition that came out in 2013. It’s the most comprehensive book about mental health issues for high school and college students. The book is a compilation of the most common questions and concerns about mental health that were asked by over half a million young people, teachers and parents. We use personal stories, statistics and facts to provide hope on how to help yourself, friends, family members and loved ones. Readers are offered a first hand account about how to navigate some of the most difficult issues in life. If you’re looking for a book to help you deal personally with a mental disorder or want to help someone else, this is the book for you. Buy it here.

Behind Happy Faces is the perfect book for Common Reading programs focusing on mental health. Texas State University utilized the book to educate all of their incoming freshmen. Behind Happy Faces is also used as curriculum in psychology, health, and human development classes in high schools and colleges.