Senior Project Advisor
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mental health, anxiety, depression, easing symptoms, emotional support, living a 'normal' life, children's book, picture book
This picture book is about a 3rd grader named Simrat, and her journey through depression and anxiety. Her parents start noticing symptoms, such as anger, frustration, and sadness. They end up taking her to the child therapist because they realize Simrat needs professional help. Dr. Lavendar recommends they get her an emotional support dog! This is exactly what her parents end up doing. Simrat gets a golden retriever named Gracie. Their journey shows that depression does not go away overnight, but with support and love, it is a lot easier to deal with! Simrat and Gracie grow together. They have their days but eventually, Simrat feels better because of all the great support she has! I have not completed the illustrations yet, so the pages with just text are incomplete. Hopefully, I will finish this soon in the future!
Gill, Gurleen, "A Golden Friendship: A Children's Book" (2023). WWU Honors College Senior Projects. 715.
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