Bob Rich reviews Lucky G and the Melancholy Quokka

I have reviewed several other therapeutic children’s books published by Loving Healing Press, so my expectations were high. I was not disappointed by Lucky G and the Melancholy Quokka

Aimed at 5-8 year old children with diagnosable depression, this little book has two components: first the illustrated story with rhyming couplets simple enough for a Grade 3 child to read, and for all to enjoy when read by an adult; then a section for parents that is scientifically accurate, in plain language. This part addresses several myths without lecturing, and lists relevant resources within the USA.

The illustrations are delightful, and will be enjoyed by any kid. The characters are a wise raven (with a Ph.D. no less), and several Australian native animals who interact in a very human way that should a raise laugh by both parents and children.

Lucky G and the Melancholy Quokka is not actually a therapeutic book. Rather, in both the story and the parents’ component, it educates about depression, destigmatizes mental illness, and encourages people to seek professional help. It informs the reader about the symptoms, and motivates parents to act.

I can thoroughly recommend this fun little book.

Recovering The Self: A Journal of Hope and Healing (Vol. II, No. 1)

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Recovering The Self is a quarterly journal which explores the themes of recovery and healing
through poetry, memoir, opinion, essays, fiction, humor, art, media reviews and psycho-education.
Areas of concern include aging, disabilities, health, abuse recovery, addiction, the struggle for
identity, trauma and PTSD, anxiety, and depression. Contributors come from around the world to provide
a mirror of the experience of peoples of all cultures and beliefs.


Volume II, Number 1 (January 2010) explores a number of areas of concern including:
  • Complementary & Alternative Therapies
  • Combat Veterans and PTSD
  • Overcoming jealousy
  • Mental illness
  • Addiction
  • Parenting
  • Eldercare
  • Psychotherapy
  • Media reviews
  • Abuse Recovery
  • and much more!



    visit us online at www.RecoveringSelf.com



    Published by Loving Healing Press www.LovingHealing.com



    Periodicals : Literary - Poetry/Journal

    Self-Help : Personal Growth - Happiness
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