Ben Sedley

Each of us has thoughts that are painful at times; sometimes the pain is sadness, sometimes worry or anger or shame or grief or some feeling that you don’t even have words for.If you are a young person struggling with your emotions, you do not want to be told that ‘everyone feels like that’ or that ‘you will grow out of it’. You want to feel that your emotions are valid and that the person offering help truly understands how painful life can feel at times. With a strong emphasis on validation and compassion, Stuff That Sucks encourages you to accept your emotions rather than struggling against them. It also shows how to reconnect with what is really important to you, giving you the tools to help clarify your personal values and take steps towards living a life where those values can guide you in your day-to-day behaviour.

A book about stuff that sucks for teenagers and young adult,
written by Wellington based clinical psychologist Ben Sedley.
The book require 7 sets of illustrated fonts for 7 chapters.
The black and white doodle style illustration is more relatable and friendly to younger readers. Published in 2015
by Robinson.

Design Team: 
Catherine Adam-Senior Designer
Chloe Johnson- Layout
Kalos Chan-Illustrator