A children’s book about two different mental illnesses, depression and mania. Peter and Lisa makes it easier for children to understand these mental conditions. It is a story about two people affected with such illness and how they got better and recovered through the proper medication and necessary support by family and friends.
Charles and Linda Baron Katz’s Peter and Lisa: A Mental Illness Children’s Story manifest the true essence of love and support to aid us in overcoming every storm that may pass.
Targeted Age Group:: 6-11 years old.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
There are not many children who understand what mental illness is, and when it strikes upon a child’s parent, sometimes a child can get very frightened from it. I should know when my mother got sick when I was ten no one explained to me what my mother was going through and I remember how frightened I was towards her. If only there was a book out there, that could have explained mental illness to me when I was that age. This is why Charles and I wrote this book, to show children that mental illness is nothing to be ashamed or scared of. It is a sickness and is treatable. Therefore we decided to write about it by creating a story about two people who like each other and have mental illnesses.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
My husband Charles who has a child-like personality came up with most of the characters. He was the one who came up with Peter and Lisa, and Peter’s dog named Pitt and Lisa’s seven year old daughter named Nancy. I do not have that kind of personality and would have been very difficult for me to write a children’s book alone without him because in order to write a successful children’s book you must have that child-like imagination and Charles has that.
Sometimes Lisa shouted at her seven-year old daughter, Nancy. When this happened, Nancy cried a lot. Lisa then had to calm Nancy down and stop her from crying.
Lisa also got very, very happy sometimes, so much that she talked really fast. Lisa had difficulty sleeping and could not think straight.
Peter understood Lisa’s problems because he got sad for no reason. Peter was very, very sad that day and had become more sad when Lisa shouted at Nancy. He grabbed Pit, said good-bye to Lisa, and headed home.
Peter let Pit in the house and took off his leash. Peter turned on his TV set and watched the news.
Both Peter and Lisa had moods that caused their minds to become sick.
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