7 YA quotes that got real about mental health

Kevin Brooks’ ‘Born Scared’ joins the ranks of so many brilliant, inspiring and important books to feature mental illness in YA.


Elliot is terrified of everything, but when his mum has to go out in a Christmas Eve snowstorm to get his medication and doesn’t come back, Elliot must face his fear and take on the epic journey to find her.

These quotes about mental health are so perfect we can’t even.






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Sophie is the Head of Commercial at Maximum Pop! Having studied English Lit and Creative Writing at Bath Spa University, she came to MP! to satisfy her passion for books. Sophie is a diehard Hufflepuff and feminist. She's also a huge cat lover, and can often be found rocking her socks off at a gig.