The Pressed Ant

Helping Children Heal from Depression or Trauma

by Suzanne Vick RN

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/27/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 34
ISBN : 9781504325752
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 34
ISBN : 9781504325769

About the Book

The Pressed Ant is all about being stuck and lost and how to find your way home. Because the main character has not been named, each individual child can give the Pressed Ant a name of his or her own choosing. This helps the child build a more personal relationship with the Pressed Ant. The unnamed Pressed Ant gets very lost and stuck in a dark hole. It will take friends, family, and a support team to get the Pressed Ant back to safety. The struggle of the ant may resonate with children who are depressed yet don’t have the words to describe their inner turmoil. The Pressed Ant can help children identify with a lost character, and the child can coach the the Pressed Ant back to wellness, thereby outlining his or her own journey to well-being.

The Pressed Ant represents a character who returns to wellness. Have you ever wondered if your child is more than just sad? Here is a tool that you can use to help your child talk about his or her feelings safely. This story can aid children who have experienced trauma or children who have been diagnosed with depression. The Pressed Ant is a way out of the darkness for children who feel lost.

About the Author

Suzanne Vick, RN has worked for over a decade as a child psychiatric nurse at leading hospitals in the New England area. Suzanne has dedicated The Pressed Ant to children who suffer with psychiatric issues. Her vision is that her book could be a tool for therapists to aid the healing process.

Suzanne currently lives in Franklin, Massachusetts, with her husband, Bob.