For Children Why are you so sad? A child’s book about parental depression Beth Andrews, 2002, ISBN: 1557988870 A book written for 5 to 8 year olds, to explain a parent's depressive illness. Focus is on feelings, with lots of space for the child to express themselves through drawing. Gives simple message to child - it's not your fault, you can't catch it, you can't fix it, it's not to stop you having a good time. The Flying Dream Tidy, Samantha; Brecon, Connah (illustrator). 2005, ISBN 10: 0731043642 / ISBN 13: 9780731043644 In 2005, Samantha was commissioned by the NSW Government to write two children's picture books, The Flying Dream (illustrated by Connah Brecon) and The Blue Polar Bear (illustrated by Ian Forss) which were published in January 2006 by the Department of Community Services, in New South Wales, Australia. These two texts help children understand when a parent has Dual Diagnosis (where mental illness is combined with substance abuse). The project won a major trans-Tasman award (Mental Health Service, Australia/New Zealand - Gold Award for promotion of Mental Health) and a Highly Commended in the 2006 NSW Premier's Public Sector Awards.