A New Norm

Written by Tom Roberts
Illustrated by Jim Brummond

Softcover, 40 pages
includes tax, shipping, and handling

A New Norm reflects the feelings of those of us who struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, anger, doubt, shame, fear, and more - yet provides encouragement that there is hope and help is available. Our hope is that this story and the discussion guide that follows will become a springboard for conversation to define what our dark clouds are and how we can make efforts to find the light of our new norm.

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A New Norm is the result of a partnership between Avera and Children's Home Society of South Dakota, in a joint effort to promote mental wellness. Purchases will benefit the mission of both organizations.

For more resources and educational guides to accompany A New Norm, visit avera.org/new-norm

Author Tom Roberts and Amber Reints, Nurse Practitioner at Avera Behavioral Health, discuss how sometimes confusing and stormy feelings can be overwhelming and detrimental to our mental and physical well-being.

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A New Norm is sponsored by:


Avera Behavioral Health Center