'The Little Book of Disorders' Helps Make Discussing Mental Illness Easier

By: Katherine Pendrill - Jun 10, 2015
References: kickstarter & refinery29
Discussing mental illness can be difficult for many people, which is why Kim Caicedo launched a crowdfunding campaign for her new book about mental health. Caicedo explains she came up with the idea for the book after realizing that there was a lack of public awareness about "what these disorders are or how to talk about them in ways that are easy to understand." Her book is called 'The Little Book Of Disorders' and it is designed to be a helpful tool for breaking down conversational barriers and fighting the stigma surrounding mental illness.

The book is modeled on the 'Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders,' but it is designed to be more accessible for the general public. Looking at eight specific disorders in particular, Caicedo uses simple language and non-scientific terms to help educate readers. She also includes motivational sayings and tips for discussing mental illness more openly with friends and family.