Depression: A Teen’s Guide to Survive and Thrive
Publisher: Magination Press
ISBN 10: 1433822741
ISBN 13: 978-1433822742
Teens get a great deal of information and guidance on many things from study skills to college admissions to test taking…and the list goes on. But many teens get no direct instruction about how to manage difficult emotions. This lack of direction can be hard because teens are at an age vulnerable to depression. While people often use the word "depression" to describe a momentary mood, the same term is also used to label a more serious and long-lasting problem that can interfere with many aspects of a person’s life. It's that second definition that is the focus of this book.
Depression: A Teen’s Guide to Survive and Thrive is a guidebook for teenagers who are depressed or at risk for depression. This guide discusses depression and provides guidance on cognitive—behavioral therapy principles to help teens take a problem-solving, strategy-based approach to deal with depressed moods, thoughts, and behavior. Intended to serve as an adjunct to therapy, this is a very practical and easy-to-read book that is not overwhelming for teens.
From School Library Journal
Gr 8 Up—This title addresses clinical depression for teens. The authors, both licensed psychologists, assert from the outset that in addition to the exercises introduced and discussed within the book, professional care and treatment may be necessary. Depression is defined, and coping mechanisms are sprinkled throughout, many of which teens can do at home. For instance, keeping a journal, strategies for turning negative feelings into positive ones, and lists of people who can be of help are suggested. The design allows readers to pick and choose areas of interest. Each chapter ends with a journal idea and a list of topics previously addressed. VERDICT Readers looking for help for themselves or a friend will find that this slim volume is chock-full of easy-to-implement ideas for those living with depression.—Elizabeth Kahn, Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy, Avondale, LA
“In their balanced approach, Toner and Freeland off information in a supportive, noncondescending way and treat depression like the serious issue it is, all while maintaining an ultimately positive outlook.”—Booklist
“Well written, easily understood, and jargon-free. The authors have appealed directly to the teen in a manner that empowers rather than stigmatizes.”—James M. Foley, DEd, Licensed Psychologist; author of Danny and the Blue Cloud: Coping With Childhood Depression
“This engaging and well-written book offers a user-friendly, accessible version of CBT for adolescent depression. It provides up-to-date and practical information on what depressed teenagers can do right now to start feeling better.”—Paul Rohde, PhD, Licensed Psychologist; Senior Research Scientist, Oregon Research Institute