Lauren Reis

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Pretend Friends

A story about schizophrenia and other illnesses that can cause hallucinations

By Alice Hoyle; Illustrated by Lauren Reis
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Schizophrenia is explained to children (4+) through a simple story comparing a child's fun imaginary friends to the voices that can be brought on by schizophrenia or psychosis. Little Bea talks about all the fun things she does with her pretend friend and Big Jay explains how his friends are very different and what people can do to support him.

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