The ultimate young people’s guide to coping with life and mental health. Honestly is a thorough book that provides young people with knowledge and advice that can help ease their path through life. Read, among others, about identity, feelings and thoughts, self-image, body and sex, you and other people, when life gets tough and mental illnesses.
Is there such a thing as dangerous thoughts? What makes You You, and what are your best qualities? Can falling in love change us? And what do you do if a friend is having troubled times? What is the difference between being afraid and having anxiety? What can you do about gossip, bad mouthing and general drama? What are sexual fantasies? How do we react when something really painful happens? Why do we believe in fake news? Is it normal to be grumpy for no reason?
Everybody has stuff going on beneath the surface. There’s nothing wrong with that – it’s normal; and it’s what makes us humans different and exciting. This is a book that you do not have to read from cover to cover. You can simply look topics that you might be interested in - or have a need for. You can read about topics like Identity, Feelings and thoughts, Self-Image, Body and Sex. In Honestly you get thorough answers from a psychologist and a doctor, talking straight forwardly about being a human being.
It is also a great reference book for anyone close to young people today; Parents, teachers and others, who want to know more and understand.
Winner of RIKSMÅLSPRISEN 2020.
Astrid Nylander Almaas (b. 1975) is Head Physician at the Ahus-hospital in Oslo, specialized in Paediatrics. She has a doctorate in how nutrition affects the development of the brain in Children. Since 2016 she has been part of the NRK TV-show "What is Wrong with You?".
Kirsten Holtmon Resaland (b.1980) is a specialist in the psychiatry of children and young adults and has worked with the psychic health of youth for many years.
The book is illustrated by Kristine A. Sand.
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