Olive knows she has mental problems, she just doesn’t want to know her actual diagnosis because she doesn’t want to use it as an excuse for her behaviour. When her parents run out of ways to help her, her doctor decides to enter her into a new trail programme, Camp Reset, a residential programme for troubled teens. Even though Olive doesn’t always embrace the treatments made available to her, she does begin to make friends and also to think of ways of fixing her problems. But is there just one answer or solution to all mental illnesses or is Olive fooling herself?
Although this is mainly Olive’s story, the other, well-developed, characters play an important part in helping to show different types of mental health issues and the different treatments that are available, without the story becoming preachy.
Are We All Lemmings & Snowflakes? shows that sometimes, no matter what you do or try, people crash and burn and have to learn to rebuild with the help of their friends, knowing that someone is there to catch them if they fall.
An intriguing glimpse inside residential care, and the various ways that mental illness can manifest.