Depression: A Teen's Guide To Survive and Thrive

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

Be the first reader to comment.

Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.