Former NFL Chaplain Introduces Mental Health Children's Book
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Alex the Hippo - Kindness and Mental Health
New Children's Book Launch to Boost Kindness and Mental Health

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Californer -- Author and Former NFL Raiders Team Chaplain Adam Ybarra today announced his new book. "Alex The Hippo - Kindness and Mental Health," will be released on July 14. The colorful illustrative story speaks to the power of kindness to help others when going through tough times.

"My hope is that 'Alex The Hippo - Kindness & Mental Health' will boost our youngest children to think good, feel good and do good," said Ybarra. "The book fills the heart with strength to cope with stresses of life, no matter what a day brings."

As a Chaplain to professional athletes, it's an amazing platform athletes have within society and culture. "I'm thankful of athletes speaking up about mental health." Over the past few years, high-profile athletes have shined a light on mental health, who are shattering the stigma of silence. As a means to show my gratitude, I dedicated Alex The Hippo - Kindness and Mental Health to Stephen Curry, Kevin Love, Simone Biles, DeMar DeRozan, and Naomi Osaka.

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As well as being accomplished author, Ybarra is Founder of The Tenacious Group, a non-profit to advocate for educational resources to support students.

Alex The Hippo Books are engaging for children aged 3+ with positive themes and relevance.

Why a Hippo? Hippos are considered one of the loudest animals on the planet. Alex The Hippo Books emphasize for children to be heard.

Alex The Hippo Books, Brave & Courageous, Friends & Feelings, Manners & Etiquette are Available Now. Readers can purchase signed copies online at

About the Author:

Adam Ybarra. Native of San Jose, CA. Team Chaplain for Oakland Raiders for 12 seasons. Founder of The Tenacious Group.

Anna Ybarra

Source: The Tenacious Group
Filed Under: Books, Non-profit, Sports

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