Best Teen & Young Adult Books about Suicide
Here you will get Best Teen & Young Adult Books about Suicide For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
1. I would, but my DAMN MIND won't let me!: a teen's guide to controlling their thoughts and feelings (Words of Wisdom for Teens) (Volume 2)
Author: by Jacqui Letran
Published at: Healed Mind, LLC, A; 2nd edition (September 29, 2016)
It wasn’t just the stress or the constant frustration. It was the nonstop doubt and unhappiness. In today’s world of social media reality distortion, teens face their toughest challenges yet. The battlefield is in the mind and they’re not equipped for the fight.
There’s good news… Teen Confidence Expert, Jacqui Letran, is here to help. With a Masters of Science in Nursing and more than 18-years of experience aiding young people, she’s skilled at equipping teens with the tools they need to win the battle with their mind.
This book will teach you how to: Challenge old negative beliefs and create positive new thought patterns Stay calm and in control of even the most difficult situations Keep unhealthy thoughts at bay and replace them with a positive mindset Use the power of your mind to create the success you deserve Make positive life choices, achieve goals, choose great friends and much, much more!
You’ll love this life-changing book, because the examples are real and will show you a quick and easy path to a happier, healthier life. A Children Literary Classics’ Lumen and Gold Medal Award Winner for Best Young Adult Non-Fiction Book of 2016.
2. Dad's Great Advice for Teens: Stuff Every Teen Needs to Know About Parents, Friends, Social Media, Drinking, Dating, Relationships, and Finding Happiness
Author: by Marc Fienberg
Published at: Story Press (June 22, 2020)
The perfect gift to help a teenager get happy, be successful, and make good decisions. Being a teen ain’t easy. And unfortunately, there aren’t any classes to help navigate through those teen years. Luckily, Dad’s Great Advice for Teens provides 25 short pieces of unorthodox Great Advice, filled with humor, wisdom, and inspirational quotes, to help teens:Build confidenceReduce anxietyBe productive with their timeDevelop close relationshipsMake good decisionsTake smart risksFollow their passionTrust their gutTake action toward their goalsCreate new, positive habitsStay positive when problems ariseMake a difference in the worldDad’s Great Advice for Teens will help teens become the best version of themselves they can possibly be.
And because all the Great Advice has been researched and gathered by a dad who tested it successfully on his own teens and others, you can trust that it’s for real, and it works. Recommended reading by some of the most respected teen coaches, this is a must-read manual with all the stuff that every teen needs to know about friends, social media, drinking, smoking, vaping, dating, sex, parents, peer pressure, dealing with gossip, and being happy.
3. You Don't Have to Learn Everything the Hard Way: What I Wish Someone Had Told Me
Author: by Laya Saul
Published at: Kadima Press; 2nd edition (May 3, 2018)
You Don’t Have to Learn Everything the Hard Way covers a lot of topics that teens need and want to read about: from sensitive areas like sexual abuse, pain, and hard times, to issues like understanding how to deal with peer pressure and making the right choice about drugs.
These are the topics that teens asked Aunt Laya to write about. They also asked for inspiration and ideas about goals, life s changes, and sex. Laya Saul does not shy away from any topic that can empower a young adult.
She gives teens the tools to meet life s trials head on! Like a favorite aunt, Laya Saul encourages her readers to use challenges as stepping-stones. This comforting and strengthening book reads like a letter written from the heart. Although it was written with teens in mind, the book is finding its way into the hands of readers spanning generations!
The wisdom is practical, timeless, and helpful. Each chapter is written in bite-sized portions and packed with ideas, stories, quotes, and questions for introspection. Inspiring, motivating, comforting, and helpful, You Don’t Have to Learn Everything the Hard Way is sought after by teens and the adults in their lives who want them to succeed.
4. 5 Simple Steps to Manage Your Mood: A Guide for Teen Girls How to Let Go of Negative Feelings and Create a Happy Relationship with Yourself and Others (Words of Wisdom for Teens)
Author: by Jacqui Letran
So much hurt, anger, and frustrationthe blame and shame that just won’t stop. Why is it so difficult to manage these emotions? The constant replaying of arguments and let-downs is overwhelming. Is there a way to keep them from spinning out of control?
With 20-years of experience in helping teens, Nurse Practitioner and Teen Confidence Expert, Jacqui Letran, has the answer. She’s developed a time-tested program to help teens develop positive coping skills that boost self-confidence. This book teaches you how to:Understand your feelingsMove past disappointmentsRelease unwanted emotionsWork through challengesCreate a positive mindsetImprove your relationships, and much more!
Once you learn these simple stepsyou can take charge of your emotions. You can finally relax and focus on what’s important to you. Watch as your self-esteem rises, and your relationships improve. You’ll love this teen guide, because it will help you be positive and happy.Get started now.
This book has been previously published as, “5 Simple Steps to Reclaim Your Happiness” *
5. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – 11 Simple CBT Techniques to Strengthen Self-Awareness and Combat Negativity (Cognitive Behavior Therapy – CBT)
Author: by The Mentor Bucket
If Anxiety, Depression, & Intrusive Thoughts Are Negatively Impacting Your Personal & Professional Lives, It’s Time to Put an End to That Keep Reading*Is your anxiety stopping you from living up to your full potential? Does your lack of progress in certain areas of your life make you feel frustrated?
Are you prone to feeling burnt out? If you said YES to any of these questions and don’t want to rely on medication to see you through, you came to the right place. In this powerful book, the author shares his story of transcending seemingly insurmountable obstacles in his life with the help of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT, is a drug-free treatment that allows you to rewire your mind to identify and positively redirect destructive or disturbing thought patterns paving the way to a better, healthier, and happier you. The author walks you throughin simple, easy-to-digest languagehis personal experiences of denial and hopelessness and how proven CBT methods worked in mitigating the intrusive thoughts that fueled his anxiety and depression.
6. It's the Depression for Me: 3 Ways to Make Being a Teenager Suck Less (Teen Think)
Author: by Maeve Ronan
Published at: Independently published (September 25, 2020)
#1 RELATABLE BOOK FOR TEENSFirst 1,000 copies sold: leave a review on Amazon and send a video review to [email protected] Com and get an exclusive 1-on-1 phone call with the author. Being a teenager can suck, but it doesn’t have to forever.
This isn’t like other teen self-help books- it’s written by a 23-year-old you can actually relate to. In her debut book, Maeve Ronan shares the top 3 life insights she wishes she knew as a teen when she was struggling with anxiety, depression, and even suicidal thoughts.
Known as Gen Z’s big sister, Maeve has been collecting advice from successful people around the world for the past 3 years, and now she’s sharing it all with Gen Z in a totally non boring way. 500+ Positive Reviews from Teens Around the World’I already feel more understood, even just after the first chapter.” – Sophie, 13’I normally hate reading, but your book makes me want to read.’ – Alreem, 15 ‘I’ve never read a book that actually interested me, until now.” – Christopher, 15’As a teenager this is exactly what we need to relate to.’ – Maddy, 17_Learn how to get started on your dreams, even if you have no idea what you want to do with your life.
7. The Burn Journals
Author: by Brent Runyon
Published at: Vintage; Reprint edition (October 11, 2005)
Fans of Thirteen Reasons Why, Running with Scissors and Girl, Interrupted will be entranced by this remarkable true story of teenage despair and recoveryIn 1991, fourteen-year-old Brent Runyon came home from school, doused his bathrobe in gasoline, put it on, and lit a match.
He suffered third-degree burns over 85% of his body and spent the next year recovering in hospitals and rehab facilities. During that year of physical recovery, Runyon began to question what he’d done, undertaking the complicated journey from near-death back to high school, and from suicide back to the emotional mainstream of life.
8. Saving Ourselves from Suicide – Before and After: How to Ask for Help, Recognize Warning Signs, and Navigate Grief
Author: by Linda Pacha
A CARING UP-CLOSE LOOK AT SUICIDETHE HELP THAT COULD HAVE SAVED MY SON THE GUIDANCE WE NEEDED FOR GRIEF AND TO RELEASE GUILTLinda Pacha is refreshingly transparent, holding nothing back in this moving and uplifting help book. With the detailed table of contents, you will refer back to her recommendations and warm advice time and time again.
Read warning signs in her son’s last text messages that are labeled for you. Learn what Nick could not feel or understand: the options and hope that were still there. And if suicide has already happened, she will help you move forward in your grief, release any guilt or anger, and find the hope in life again.
Book Club discussion questions available. Pacha is an attorney. Her undergraduate degree and postgraduate studies are in psychology and clinical psychology, respectively. Linda public speaks about suicide prevention and the grief process through the nonprofit she founded, Nick’s Network of Hope (nicksnetworkofhope.Org).
She’s known for her unfaltering honesty, which is appreciated by many. Pacha is a parent who has been through the worst and shares everything to help others in pain. SUICIDE PREVENTION/SELF-HELP: Reasons to stay; you are not alone; how to make a safety plan; yell for help and allow it; you are not a burden; people care more than you think; how to reach out when hope is lost; risk factors and warning signs with real-life examples; bullying is a reflection of them, not you; and what Nick would want you to knowHOW TO HELP OTHERS WHO ARE STRUGGLING: Okay to ask if suicidal; listen and ask open-ended questions; don’t be a cheerleader if more is needed; believe behavior more than words; and importance of seeking professional helpGRIEF AND LOSS: Why push on; release guilt and anger; emotions of the first year; second year and beyond; grieving individually and together; new family dynamics; getting back into society; answering difficult questions; parenting surviving kids; keeping your marriage intact; what to avoid; siblings of suicide; and physical effectsHOW TO HELP THOSE WHO LOST SOMEONE TO SUICIDE: Don’t avoid; listen but don’t try to fix; remember and talk about loved ones; and allow to work through birthdays and anniversariesSTIGMA: Complexities of mental health; why stigma exists; misconceptions of selfishness, cowardice, and lack of faith; how stigma of mental health morphs and attaches to survivors; and ways to reduce stigmaREDUCING PRESSURE: What is the pressure and ways to reduce it; recommendations for parents and schools; and how to make lunchtime and gym more inclusiveTIPS FOR BETTER TOMORROW: Ways for a kinder world; how to reduce bullying; how to teach kids to live with more compassion; and how you can make a differenceAll Book Sale Net Proceeds Go Toward Suicide PreventionPerfect for Book Clubs (Discussion Questions Available)
Author: by Mary Jo Hazard
Under the surface, danger lurks… Twelve-year-old Grace believes that all adults are trustworthy and good. So begins a coming-of-age story full of laughter and tears that takes place one hot summer in upstate New York in the 1950s. On the surface, Stillwater seems an idyllic place, but danger lurks underneath.
Grace and her best friends, Maggie and Louanne, grapple with divorce, domestic violence, and mental illness. Grace is devastated when she finds out her father committed suicide when she was eight. Several suspicious fires break out in the area, and Louanne’s schizophrenic uncle Tony, the town bogeyman, is accused of setting them.
Grace believes he’s unfairly targeted because he’s mentally ill and convinces her friends to help her find the real arsonist. Hazard weaves themes of loss and recovery in a story filled with quirky characters and invaluable lessons about love, life, and survival
10. When a Friend Dies: A Book for Teens About Grieving & Healing
Author: by Marilyn E. Gootman Ed.D.
Published at: Free Spirit Publishing; Updated 3rd edition (July 16, 2019)
Updated third edition offers sensitive advice and genuine understanding for teens coping with grief and loss. The death of a friend is a wrenching event for anyone at any age and can spark feelings that range from sadness to guilt to anxiety.
Teenagers especially need help coping with grief and loss. This sensitive book answers questions grieving teens often have, like How should I be acting? How long will this last? And What if I can’t handle my grief on my own?
The book also addresses the complicated emotions that can accompany the death of an acquaintance, as opposed to a close friend. The advice is gentle, non-preachy, and compassionate; recommended for parents and teachers of teens who have experienced a painful loss.
This updated edition of a classic resource includes new quotes from teens as well as insights into losing a friend or an acquaintance in a school shooting or through other violence. The book also features updated resources and recommended reading, including information on suicide hotlines and other support for anyone in crisis.
11. Project Semicolon: Your Story Isn't Over
Author: by Amy Bleuel
Published at: HarperCollins; Illustrated edition (September 5, 2017)
For fans of PostSecret, Humans of New York, and If You Feel Too Much, this collection from suicide-awareness organization Project Semicolon features stories and photos from those struggling with mental illness. Project Semicolon began in 2013 to spread a message of hope: No one struggling with a mental illness is alone; you, too, can survive and live a life filled with joy and love.
In support of the project and its message, thousands of people all over the world have gotten semicolon tattoos and shared photos of them, often alongside stories of hardship, growth, and rebirth. Project Semicolon: Your Story Isn’t Over reveals dozens of new portraits and stories from people of all ages talking about what they have endured and what they want for their futures.
This represents a new step in the movement and a new awareness around those who struggle with mental illness and those who support them. At once heartfelt, unflinchingly honest, and eternally hopeful, this collection tells a story of choice: every day you choose to live and let your story continue on.