Meet Little Monster

The National Alliance on Mental Illness is proud to make “Meet Little Monster” available to families, organizations, teachers, and young people across the country at no-cost. 
NAMI Butler, in a partnership with Butler County Mental Health Services has made Meet Little Monster available here. The coloring and activity book lists local resources for anyone who finds themselves in need. You will also find "Talking with your child about emotions", a guide for caretakers available for download here. This guide assists caretakers in using "Meet Little Monster" as a tool for helping children express their feelings. 
Please let us know if you've shared Meet Little Monster with the child/children (or others) in your life. You can reach us here.

About the program.

“Meet Little Monster” was developed by NAMI Washington State in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, when children were suddenly cut off from their friends, teachers, coaches, and school counselors. Children experienced big and powerful feelings without the community support and reassurance that they had access to before quarantine. The coloring and activity book was designed to help foster dialogue between children and the safe adults in their lives. The book was written and designed by Sophia Nicholson Keener and illustrated by Honor Heindl. It also includes a list of mental health resources.

Additional resources to learn more about children and mental health.

How to Talk to Your Child about their mental health

NAMI Asked The Experts: What Will Be The Lasting Effect Of The Pandemic On Our Children?

March 2022 Report finds US children have elevated anxiety, depression

Video on the 10 Common Warning Signs of a Mental Health Condition

We're Here to Listen

In Crisis?

Butler County Mental Health Crisis Services can be accessed by calling 1-800-292-3866 or by texting #63288.

Crisis services operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (the Lifeline)

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

24/7 Crisis workers available to support you


Your financial contribution to NAMI helps create a world where all people affected by mental illness can experience hope, recovery, wellness and freedom from stigma.