Gordy the rabbit has ADHD / by Jessie Shepherd ; illustrations by Ty Shepherd.

By: Shepherd, Jessie
Contributor(s): Shepherd, Ty
Publisher: 2016Description: pISBN: 9781943880119 (pbk)Subject(s): Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
Item type: Book
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Often when people are given a mental health disorder diagnosis the weaknesses are clear and overwhelmingly emphasized, while the strengths are ignored or forgotten. The mental health children's book series 'What Mental Disorder?' challenges the stigma against therapy and diagnosis. It enlists the reader to view the character as a whole being and not as a mental issue. Although there are aspects that the character will have to learn to cope with in order to function successfully in their life, there are also amazing traits that make them unique and remarkably accomplished. Gordy the Rabbit has ADHD is a picture book that takes a unique look at the positive and negative characteristics of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Meeting sweet Gordy you get to experience how his day to day routine is, the aspects that he will have to cope with, the amazing personality traits that he has, and how he can learn new skills to be the best rabbit he can be. It is written in such a way that the mental health disorder is explained in a realistic balanced light, while eliciting empathy and understanding from the audience. The book series 'What Mental Disorder?' including Gordy the Rabbit has ADHD is excellent for therapeutic clinicians, those diagnosed with ADHD, or those who would like to gain a better understanding of the disorder.

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