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Depression is the leading cause of disability in the world. But because it's a mental illness, it can be a lot harder to understand than, say, high cholesterol. Helen M. Farrell examines the symptoms and treatments of depression, and gives some tips for how you might help a friend who is suffering.
When we’re overwhelmed by emotions, we’re usually not our best selves. We may blow up, say hurtful things or burst into tears. But what if we had a tool we could use to turn down the temperature at those times? Psychologist Marc Brackett has a helpful strategy.
This guidebook for teenagers 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.
Don't Let Your Emotions Run Your Life for Teens is a workbook that can help. In this book, you'll find new ways of managing your feelings so that you'll be ready to handle anything life sends your way.
About one in four teens suffers from mild to serious problems with anxiety, and many of them get little or no help. This workbook, written by an experienced therapist, gives teens a collection of tools to help control anxiety and face day-to-day challenges.
Raising a happy and successful teenager is a challenge for any parent, even the most patient and wisest among us. In this down-to-earth, practical guide, you’ll learn how to tap your “wise mind” to calmly navigate even the stormiest of parenting moments.