44 Children’s Books That Help Kids Understand Mental Health

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This book helps older children learn about OCD.

2. OCDaniel

More kids deal with OCD, or obsessive-compulsive disorder, than we would like to admit. While helping children with OCD can be a daunting task for adults, assisting children to understand the condition is a necessary component of building resilience and community.

OCDaniel is a chapter book for older children about a boy named Daniel, whose life is consumed by hiding his OCD from others. He is a nobody at school until a new girl, nicknamed Psycho Sara, notices both him and his peculiarities. They set off on a mystery in which they find the importance of having someone who understands.