How to Deal
Published on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 9:38am
There is a lot going on in the world . . . tragic bombings, terrorist mail, deadly explosions and threats of war. There are also the every day conflicts and stresses of school, work, and home. Things can overwhelm you and you may feel heightened feelings of anxiety and sadness.
So what do you do? How do you deal with it all? In Teen Space, we have a good collection of nonfiction resources for teens, educators and families who are in need of helpful information about relieving stress and healing from grief. We can also connect you with online resources - check our the library's Real World Issues page.
Here are a few nonfiction books.
- Behind Happy Faces: Taking Charge of Your Mental Health, A Guide for Young Adults by Ross Szabo and Melanie Hall
- The Courage to Be Yourself: True Stories by Teens About Cliques, Conflicts, and Overcoming Peer Pressure edited by Al Desetta M.A. with Educators for Social Responsibility
- When a Friend Dies: A Book for Teens About Grieving & Healing by Marilyn E. Gootman, Ed. D.
- When Life Stinks: How to Deal with Your Bad Moods, Blues, and Depression by Michel Piquemal with Melissa Daly
- When Nothing Matters Anymore: A Survival Guide for Depressed Teens by Bev Cobain, R.N.C.
As you read and discover more about the best ways to handle stress, keep in mind that there is no perfect solution. Talk with caring adults, friends, and mental health professionals. Always seek help and know that you don't have to suffer alone.