Mahtab Narsimhan

MY BEST FRIEND…NOT!

Will newcomer, Rina, who has always been dependent on her “best friend” Trish, be able to find an identity of her own? Or will she continue to be a victim of mind games, at the hands of her best friend?

Novel for Grades 4-5 published Fall 2014

Written by acclaimed Canadian children’s authors, Well Aware is a series of short books for Grades 4–8 that provides an awareness of mental health issues and fosters discussion on a wide variety of topics related to emotional well-being.

Mental health has become a vital concern in our schools and communities. We understand better than ever that positive mental health is foundational to academic achievement, effective life skills, and overall well-being. Positive mental health encompasses ALL students and supports the goals of prevention, inclusion, compassionate support, and healthy development. The Well Aware series is designed to help teachers meet these goals by integrating mental health literacy into their literacy program.

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