Youth Resources

You are not alone. We have tools you can use to answer your questions, whether you are seeking advice for yourself, a friend, or a family member.

Bullying

The Bullying Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help you Deal with Social Aggression and Cyber Bullying – by Raychelle Cassada Lohmann, MS, LPC and Julia V. Taylor, MA
Stand Up for Yourself and Your Friends: Dealing with Bullies and Bossiness and Finding A Better Way – by Patti Kelley Criswell and Angela Martini

Mental Health

Behind Happy Faces: Taking Charge of Your Mental Health – A Guide for Young Adults  – by Ross Szabo and Melanie Hall

Anxiety

Outsmarting Worry (Older Kid’s Guide to Managing Anxiety) – by Dawn Huebner, PhD
Worry says what? – By Allison Edwards

Bipolar Disorder

Got Bipolar? An Insider’s Guide to Managing Life Effectively – by Alfredo Zotti
Oh, By the Way, I Have A Mental Illness: I Hate Being Bipolar, But It Has Actually Helped Me Have A Great and Fulfilling Life – by Michael Trzcinski

Depression

Depression: A Teen’s Guide to Survive & Thrive – by Jacqueline B. Toner, PhD and Claire A.B. Freeland, PhD
How I Stayed Alive When My Brain Was Trying to Kill Me: One Person’s Guide to Suicide Prevention – by Susan Rose Blauner, MSW, LCSW
The Invisible String – by Patrice Karst
My Anxious Mind: A Teen’s Guide to Managing Anxiety and Panic – by Michael A. Tompkins, PhD and Katherin Martinez, PsyD
Project Semicolon: Your Story Isn’t Over – by Amy Bleuel
Reasons to Stay Alive – by Matt Haig
When the World Didn’t End: Poems – by Caroline Kaufman

Eating Disorder

Elena Vanishing: A Memoir – by Elena Dunkle and Clare B. Dunkle
Learning to Love the Girl in the Mirror: A Teenage Girl’s Guide to Living a Happy and Healthy Life – by Helena Grace Donald
Starving In Search of Me: A Coming-of-Age Story of Overcoming An Eating Disorder and Finding Self-Acceptance – by Marissa LaRocca

Meditation

A Handful of Quiet: Happiness in 4 Pebbles – by Thich Nhat Hanh
The Mindful Teen: Powerful Skills to Help You Handle Stress One Moment at a Time – by Dzung X. Vo, MD, FAAP

Siblings

Being the Other One: Growing Up with a Brother or Sister Who Has Special Needs – by Kate Strohm
Siblings: You’re stuck with Each Other, So Stick Together – by James J Crist, PhD and Elizabeth Verdick

Sexual Education

Consent: The New Rules of Sex Education: Every Teen’s Guide to Healthy Sexual Relationships – by Jennifer Lang, MD

Gender Identification

The Gender Quest Workbook: A Guide for Teens and Young Adults Exploring Gender Identity – by Rylan Jay Testa, PhD and Deborah Coolhart, PhD and Jayme Peta, MA
You and Your Gender Identity: A Guide to Discovery – by Dara Hoffman-Fox, LPC

College Prep

Applying to College for Students with ADD or LD: A Guide to Keep You (and your parents) Sane, Satisfied, and Organized Through the Admission Process – by Blythe Grossberg, PsyD
Self-care for College Students – by Julia Dellitt
U Thrive: How to Succeed in College and Life – by Dan Lerner and Alan Schlechter, MD

Diversity

Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America – by Justina Ireland, Varian Johnson, Rita Williams-Garcia, Dhonielle Clayton, Kekla Magoon, Leah Henderson, Tochi Onyebuchi, Jason Reynolds, Nic Stone, Liara Tamani, Renée Watson, Tracey Baptiste, Coe Booth, Brandy Colbert, Jay Coles, Ibi Zoboi, and Lamar Giles
The Poet X – by Elizabeth Acevedo

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