Melanie Siebert is a therapist in Victoria, British Columbia, who works with youth and families. Her book for young readers Heads Up: Changing Minds on Mental Health is a finalist for the Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize. This wide-ranging guide to youth mental health highlights diverse, trauma-informed and anti-oppressive perspectives and shares the moving, true stories of youth finding their way to hope. Melanie has a Master of Social Work and a Master of Fine Arts. Her poetry collection, Deepwater Vee, was a finalist for Canada’s Governor General’s Literary Award.
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