“I’m a clinical psychologist in child psychiatry at the Jewish General Hospital. It’s a very enriching environment. I just came back from maternity leave and when I was off, I worked on some books geared towards younger kids, two of which were with someone I met through a colleague. First we wrote on a book on anxiety for kids. The second one we collaborated on is about anger. The third book, which I wrote, is on sadness. I’m currently working on a fourth book on fear.
I can only reach so many people in my day-to-day work, and this way I can hopefully help more children. My goal with the book was more general, so it wouldn’t just be focused on mental illness, per se. It’s not meant for kids who are depressed. It’s a book about sadness, which is a normal feeling that everyone experiences. Let’s normalize it.”