My Brother Adam

A journey with schizophrenia

This book was written to educate children about schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling brain disorder. According to Mental Health America, it affects about one percent of people worldwide. It knows no racial, cultural, or economic boundaries.

Schizophrenia may be one of the most misunderstood mental illnesses, as it is extremely disabling. Media attention on mental health awareness has sparked conversation on this subject, but not necessarily an understanding about the illness.

My Brother Adam takes readers on a journey through what life is like for Adam, narrated by his sister Carla. It is our hope that this book will encourage further discussion about schizophrenia and mental illness in general. This book is for anyone who wants to learn more about this topic. We hope that we can help dismantle the stigma associated with schizophrenia; as we open minds and touch hearts with Adam’s story.

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My Brother Adam

2015 1st Runner-Up, Eric Hoffer Children’s Book category