Best Teen & Young Adult Depression & Mental Health Books
Here you will get Best Teen & Young Adult Depression & Mental Health Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
1. Anxiety Relief for Teens: Essential CBT Skills and Mindfulness Practices to Overcome Anxiety and Stress
Author: by Regine Galanti PhD
Zeitgeist Young Adult
Is anxiety disrupting your life? With proven CBT-based skills and mindfulness techniques, this book can be your guide out of the spiraling stress of anxiety and get you back on track to living a happy and healthy life. Getting good grades, keeping up with social media, maintaining friendships…
You have a lot on your plate and it’s more difficult when you add anxiety to the mix. You may even be avoiding situations, events, or people that could trigger your anxiety. So, how do you stop yourself from missing out on life?
With Anxiety Relief for Teens, Dr. Regine Galanti teaches you how CBT-based skills and mindfulness techniques can help you manage your anxiety and reverse negative patterns. Through simple and effective exercises that help you change your thoughts, behaviors, and physical reactions, this helpful guide gives you the tools you need to navigate all of life’s challenges.
Anxiety Relief for Teens features: Quizzes and self-assessments to better understand your anxiety and emotions and discover their respective triggers. 30+ CBT-based tools to manage your anxiety along with practical strategies for dealing with challenging emotions such as anger and sadness.
2. Hey, Kiddo (National Book Award Finalist)
Author: by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
The powerful, unforgettable graphic memoir from Jarrett Krosoczka, about growing up with a drug-addicted mother, a missing father, and two unforgettably opinionated grandparents. In kindergarten, Jarrett Krosoczka’s teacher asks him to draw his family, with a mommy and a daddy.
But Jarrett’s family is much more complicated than that. His mom is an addict, in and out of rehab, and in and out of Jarrett’s life. His father is a mystery – Jarrett doesn’t know where to find him, or even what his name is.
Jarrett lives with his grandparents – two very loud, very loving, very opinionated people who had thought they were through with raising children until Jarrett came along. Jarrett goes through his childhood trying to make his non-normal life as normal as possible, finding a way to express himself through drawing even as so little is being said to him about what’s going on.
Only as a teenager can Jarrett begin to piece together the truth of his family, reckoning with his mother and tracking down his father. Hey, Kiddo is a profoundly important memoir about growing up in a family grappling with addiction, and finding the art that helps you survive.
3. Brave: A Teen Girl's Guide to Beating Worry and Anxiety
Author: by Sissy Goff
This teen-friendly guide-for girls ages 13 to 18-from counselor Sissy Goff will help your daughter understand anxiety’s roots and why her brain is often working against her when she worries. In this book filled with stories and self-discovery exercises, she will find more of her voice and her confidence, discovering the brave girl God made her to be.
4. The Anxiety Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Deal with Anxiety and Worry
Author: by Lisa M. Schab LCSW
Find relief from depression symptoms with advanced tools for teens ages 12 to 17 This depression workbook draws on the most effective and up-to-date techniques, like cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness, to deliver simple exercises that help teens learn how to conquer depression.
Learn how to identify the differences between normal stress and depression, and find easy exercises designed to help you develop the skills you need to manage your emotional well-being and bring happiness back into your life. The Depression Workbook for Teens includes: Advice for teensTackle your depression head-on using strategies written with your unique needs and time constraints in mind.
Useful toolsWith quizzes, journaling prompts, conversation starters, and more, you’ll discover simple skill-building exercises that improve your mood and build your self-esteem. Practical problem solvingFind ways to work through the challenges you’re facing, like fighting with your parents, getting up in the morning, struggling with homework, and more.
6. Conquer Negative Thinking for Teens: A Workbook to Break the Nine Thought Habits That Are Holding You Back
Author: by Mary Karapetian Alvord
You aren’t what you think! For teens with negative thinking habits, a licensed psychologist and a health journalist offer cognitive restructuringa simple and effective cognitive behavioral approach to help you break free from the nine most common negative thinking habits that typically result in feeling sad, worried, angry, and stressed.
This workbook offers a powerful technique called cognitive restructuring to help you reframe your thoughts, regulate your emotions, become a more flexible thinker, and stop letting your thoughts define who you are and how you feel. You’ll learn to target the nine specific kinds of negative thinking habits that can cause you to worry or feel bad, such as the I can’t habit, the doom and gloom habit, the all or nothing habit, the jumping to conclusions habit, and more!
Each chapter will walk you through simple explanations of each kind of negative thought, and offers real-life examplesas well as the sorts of behaviors, emotions, and bodily sensations that might be expected. You’ll also gain an understanding of unhelpful or unrealistic thoughts, how to challenge them, how to replace them with more realistic and helpful thoughts, and an action plan for moving forward.
7. The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook for Teens: CBT and ACT Skills to Help You Build Social Confidence
Author: by Jennifer Shannon LMFT
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just flick a switch and make your shyness go away? No more worrying about what others think about you, no more embarrassment in front of other people. You could just relax and feel comfortable and confident, the way you probably think everyone else feels.
If you struggle with shyness, you’re all too familiar with the feeling of not knowing what to do or say, and you’ll do anything to avoid feeling that way. But, most likely, you also know that you’re missing out on a lotfriendships, potential relationships, and fun.
You’ve chosen this book because you’re ready to stop hiding behind your shyness and start enjoying everything life has to offer. The worksheets and exercises in The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook for Teens will help you learn to handle awkward social situations with grace and confidence, so you can make real connections with people you want to get to know.
Based in proven-effective cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), the skills you learn will also help you speak up for yourself when you need to and stop dreading class projects that put you on the spot. Actually, there’s no aspect of your life that this workbook won’t help.
8. The Teen Girl's Anxiety Survival Guide: Ten Ways to Conquer Anxiety and Feel Your Best (The Instant Help Solutions Series)
Author: by Lucie Hemmen PhD
A thoroughly researched and comprehensive guide for teenagers to manage their anxiety and learn to love themselves. Kirkus Reviews10 powerful skills to help you deal with anxious thoughts and feelingsso you can get back to being a teen! In a world where you face academic pressure, social media stress, and countless expectations from every direction, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed.
No wonder anxiety in teen girls is at an all-time high! Luckily, there are proven strategies you can learn to feel better, cope better, and live your life with more confidence. In The Teen Girl’s Anxiety Survival Guide, you’ll find 10 strategies to help you cope with anxious thoughts and feelings in healthy ways.
You’ll learn all about how anxiety works, and why you feel it; how to overcome negative thinking; mindfulness skills for calming your mind and body; and how self-compassion can help you cultivate a more positive outlook on life. You’ll also discover how to balance screen time and social media use; and strengthen relationships with family and friends, so you can get the support you need to be your best.
9. Put Your Worries Here: A Creative Journal for Teens with Anxiety (The Instant Help Guided Journal for Teens Series)
Author: by Lisa M. Schab LCSW
Recommended by clinicians! In this first-of-its-kind guided journal for teens, licensed clinical social worker and author of The Anxiety Workbook for Teens, Lisa Schab offers a creative space to help you work through worry and anxiety using fun, engaging, and action-oriented prompts.
Is anxiety is interfering with your life? If you’re like most teens, there are probably times you feel anxious about friends and relationships, grades, peer pressure, fitting in, family stresses, or the future. Now there’s a go-to guide to help you relieve anxious thoughts and physical tension in the moment.
In this unique journal, you’ll find a safe space to explore and strengthen your power over anxiety. You’ll also find 100 innovative prompts that give you the chance to release your worries and tension through writing, drawing, laughter, physical movement, self-soothing techniques, and more.
This journal is a space for you, to let go of anxiety, make your own rules, and find new ways to help yourself feel better. Your only real guideline is to write for yourself. Why not give it a try?
10. The OCD Workbook for Teens: Mindfulness and CBT Skills to Help You Overcome Unwanted Thoughts and Compulsions
Author: by Jon Hershfield MFT
Don’t let OCD symptoms stand in the way of living your life! If you’re a teen with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), you may have intense, unwanted thoughts and behaviors that interfere with school, your social life, and just having fun. The good news is there are ways you can minimize these thoughts and behaviors, so you can get back to being a teen.
This workbook will show you how! In The OCD Workbook for Teens, therapist and OCD expert Jon Hershfield offers proven-effective mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) skills to help you deal with your worst OCD symptoms. You’ll learn how to stay present in the moment, manage obsessive thoughts, make peace with uncertainty, and live your life joyfullywithout being slowed down by compulsions.
This isn’t just a workbook to help you survive OCD. It’s a workbook to help you thrivein all aspects of life.
11. 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.
12. My Anxious Mind: A Teen's Guide to Managing Anxiety and Panic
Author: by Michael A. Tompkins
ABCT Self Help Book Seal of Merit AwardCan you spare 30 minutes to feel less anxious?Go ahead. Think about how your life would be different if you were less anxious.What would change? Would you try out for the basketball team?
Ask someone out on a date? Would you sleep better and feel less tense? Would you feel calmer and happier? My Anxious Mind helps teens take control of their anxious feelings by providing cognitive behavioral strategies to tackle anxiety head-on and to feel more confident and empowered in the process.
It also offers ways for teens with anxiety to improve their inter-personal skills, manage stress; handle panic attacks; use diet and exercise appropriately; and decide whether medication is right for them.
13. (Don't) Call Me Crazy: 33 Voices Start the Conversation about Mental Health
Author: by Kelly Jensen
Algonquin Young Readers
A Washington Post Best Children’s Book of 2018 Who’s Crazy? What does it mean to be crazy? Is using the word crazy offensive? What happens when a label like that gets attached to your everyday experiences? To understand mental health, we need to talk openly about it.
Because there’s no single definition of crazy, there’s no single experience that embodies it, and the word itself means different thingswild?Extreme?Disturbed?Passionate? To different people. In (Don’t) Call Me Crazy, thirty-three actors, athletes, writers, and artists offer essays, lists, comics, and illustrations that explore a wide range of topics: their personal experiences with mental illness, how we do and don’t talk about mental health, help for better understanding how every person’s brain is wired differently, and what, exactly, might make someone crazy.
If you’ve ever struggled with your mental health, or know someone who has, come on in, turn the pages … And let’s get talking. This award-winning anthology is from the highly-praised editor of Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World and Body Talk: 37 Voices Explore Our Radical Anatomy..
14. The One-Minute Gratitude Journal for Teens: Simple Journal to Increase Gratitude and Happiness
Author: by Brenda Nathan
Cultivating an attitude of gratitude yields many benefits: physical, mental and spiritual. In this Journal, you have flexibility to write down the dates of entry. There are also pages in this journal where you can just draw something beautiful. Learn something new every day.
This is a process to simply learn and expand your life. In this journal, write down something new you have learned today. Write down something amazing that happened in this journal every day. More amazing things will come into your life when you notice these and are appreciative for them.
Gratitude is a feeling of appreciation for what one has. Write down three to four things you are grateful for in this Gratitude journal and turn your ordinary moments into blessings.
15. The Growth Mindset Workbook for Teens: Say Yes to Challenges, Deal with Difficult Emotions, and Reach Your Full Potential
Author: by Jessica L. Schleider PhD
Learn how changing your mindset can change your life! Do you ever give up when things are difficult? Sometimes we all say things like, I’m bad at math, so there’s no point in studying or I can’t changeso why bother trying.
This is called having a fixed mindset. When you have a fixed mindset, you take failure as evidence that you’re not good at something. On the other hand, a growth mindset is a way of viewing yourself and the world that says, I may not know how to do this now, but with effort, I can learn.
People with a growth mindset believe they can learn from challenges and setbacksthat they have constant potential for growth, change, and improvement. So, how can you develop a growth mindset? Written by experts in growth mindset and neuroscience, this easy-to-use workbook will show you how to change the way you think, so you can change your life.
You’ll learn powerful, proven-effective skills for coping with difficult feelingsincluding sadness, worry, and anger. And, most importantly, you’ll find the tools you need to transform a fixed mindset into a growth mindset, make change happen, and reach your highest aspirations.
16. The Self-Love Workbook for Teens: A Transformative Guide to Boost Self-Esteem, Build a Healthy Mindset, and Embrace Your True Self
Author: by Shainna Ali
Discover how to change your attitude, build confidence in who you are, and genuinely love yourself through the guided activities and real-world advice in this easy-to-use, friendly workbook for teens and young adults. As a teen, life can be stressful, whether from worrying about body image, performance in school, relationships with friends and family, or societal pressures.
It is easy for you to lose focus and lose sight of your worth. The Self-Love Workbook for Teens gives you the tools to conquer self-doubt and develop a healthy mindset. It includes fun, creative, and research-backed exercises, lessons, and tips, including:Interactive activitiesReflective exercisesJournaling promptsActionable adviceSelf-love is a journey, but it is the first step on the path to a happier, more fulfilling life.