Being a former pastor for over 30 years, the author, Dr Robert Bakss, has helped many families with children experiencing sad and scared feelings. Drawing from this, and now, as a Life Coach and Counsellor, his book provides a way to talk to children about the topic of mental health.

His keen interest in mental health matters stems from his lived experience with his wife, Jenny, who has suffered with bipolar disorder for over thirty years. They both have a passion and a desire to help remove the stigma and break the silence on mental health.

The use of humour through cartoons is hoped to help address this common human experience and provide some medicine for the soul.

“A merry heart does good like a medicine:
but a broken spirit dries the bones.”
(Proverbs 17:22)