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Depression: A Teen's Guide To Survive and Thrive

TONER, Jacqueline B. & . 154p. appendix. bibliog. index. Magination. Oct. 2016. pap. $14.95. ISBN 9781433822742.
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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.

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