Ron's Feeling Blue
This book shows what happens to Ron when he loses interest in doing things because he is depressed. It also shows how he is helped to feel better. Like many other people he is offered counselling. An alternative storyline shows him taking antidepressant medication. Lots of people’s stories will fit this book. It will help if you or someone you know gets
The story is told in pictures alone to allow for individual interpretation. If you are reading the book with a friend who has an intellectual disability, try encouraging them to tell the story in their own way. As well as the pictures, a sample storyline is included, with additional background information including organisations that can help.
• Some people will be able to follow the story without any help.
• Most people will be able to follow the story with some help from you.
You may want to give the person the whole book to look at or you could choose just a few pictures that you think will be particularly relevant. The book will give you the opportunity to provide as much support and reassurance as is needed by the person you are supporting and to answer their questions honestly.