Books To Help With Teen Mental Health
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) asserts that in the United States “at least one in five youth aged 9-17 years currently has a diagnosable mental health disorder that causes some degree of impairment; one in ten has a disorder that causes significant impairment.” Many young people go through a plethora of physical, social, and behavioral changes throughout one’s adolescence. It can, therefore, be somewhat challenging to detect a mental illness in a young person. There are a number of different types of dormant mental health disorders that surface during the teenage years. In addition to the wide array of professional support available to teens with mental health issues, there have also been extensive resources published, including a myriad of self-help and mental health books. The National Alliance on Mental Health has compiled a list of helpful mental health books for children and teens and their parents.
There are a variety of helpful mental health workbooks that have been published and cater the adolescent population. Examples of commonly used adolescent mental health interactive books include, but are not limited to the following:
- Don’t Let Your Emotions Run Your Life for Teens: Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills for Helping You Manage Mood Swings, Control Angry Outbursts, and Get Along With Others by Sheri Van Dijk
- The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook by Edward Bourne, Ph.D.
- One Year Wiser: An Illustrated Guide to Mindfulness by Mike Medaglia
- Start Where You Are: A Journal for Self-Exploration by Meera Lee Patel
- Put Your Feelings Here: A Creative DBT Journal for Teens with Intense Emotions (The Instant Help Guided Journal for Teens Series) by Lisa M. Schab
- Little Ways to Keep Calm and Carry On: Twenty Lessons for Managing Worry, Anxiety, and Fear by Mark Reinecke, Ph.D.
- My Anxious Mind: A Teen’s Guide to Managing Anxiety and Panic by Michael A. Tompkins, Ph.D., and Katherine A. Martinez, Psy.D.
New teenage mental health workbooks with additional resources, exercises, and/ or worksheets continue to be published regularly. In a world where teenagers have access to the Internet at their fingertips, reading fiction can help ground teens. Fiction books can help teen’s experiencing mental health challenges realize that they are not alone.
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