mental illness.resourse list

Depression and/or Bipolar Disorder: Books

Ages 4 to 9
Brandon and the Bipolar Bear: A Story for Children with Bipolar Disorder; by Tracy Anglada; 2004
Matt the Moody Hermit Crab; by Caroline McGee; Soulwave Publishing, 2002
Please Don’t Cry, Mom; by Helen DenBoer, Janice Galanter Goldstein (illustrator); Carolrhoda, 1994 (for a child whose parent is depressed)
Taking Depression To School; by Kathy Khalsa: JayJo Books, 2002
Why Are You So Sad? A Child’s Book About Parental Depression; by Beth Andrews; Magination Press, 2002

Ages 9 to 12
Ups and Downs: How to Beat the Blues and Teen Depression; by Susan Klebanoff; Price Stern Sloan Pub, 1998

Young Adult
Bipolar Disorder; by Judith Peacock; LifeMatters, 2000
Coping with Depression; by Sharon Carter, Lawrence Clayton; Hazelden, 1997
Depression; by Alvin Silverstein; Enslow Publishers, Inc., 1997
Depression Is the Pits, But I’m Getting Better: A Guide For Adolescents; by E. Jane Garland; Magination, 1997
Depression: What You Need To Know; by Margaret O. Hyde and Elizabeth Forsyth; Franklin Watts, 2002
When Nothing Matters Anymore: A Survival Guide for Depressed Teens; by Bev Cobain; 2nd edition; Free Spirit Publishing, 2007

Adult
Adolescent Depression: A Guide for Parents; by Francis Mondimore, Baltimore, Johns Hopkins Press, 2002
Bipolar Disorders: A Guide to Helping Children and Adolescents; by Mitzi Waltz; Patient Centered Guides; 2000
Bipolar Kids: Helping Your Child Find Calm In The Mood Storm; by Rosalie Greenberg; De Capo Life Long, 2007
Bipolar Teen: What You Can Do To Help Your Child and Your Family; by David Miklowitz; Guilford Publishing, 2007
Depression in the Young: What We Can Do to Help Them; by Trudy Carlson; Benline Press, 1998
Helping Your Teenager Beat Depression: A Problem-Solving Approach for Families; by Katharina Manassis and Anne Marie Levac; Woodbine House, 2004
How You Can Survive When They’re Depressed: Living and Coping With Depression Fallout; by Anne Sheffield. New York: Three Rivers Press, 1999
If Your Adolescent Has Depression or Bipolar Disorder: An Essential Resource for Parents; by Dwight Evans; Oxford University Press, 2005
Life of a Bipolar Child: What Every Parent and Professional Needs to Know; by Trudy Carlson; Benline Press, 2000
New Hope for Children and Teens with Bipolar Disorder: Your Friendly, Authoritative Guide to the Latest in Traditional and Complementary Solutions; by Boris Birmaher; Three Rivers Press, 2004
Overcoming Teen Depression: A Guide for Parents; by Miriam Kaufman; Buffalo, NY, Firefly Books, 2001
Parenting A Bipolar Child What To Do & Why; by Gianni Faedda; New Harbinger, 2006
Straight Talk About Your Child’s Mental Health: What To Do When Something Seems Wrong; by Stephen Faraone; Guilford Press, 2003
Surviving Manic Depression: A Manual On Bipolar Disorder For Patients, Families, and Providers; by E. Fuller Torrey; Basic Books, 2002
What Works for Bipolar Kids: Help and Hope for Parents; by Mani Pavuluri; Guilford Publishing, 2008
Suicide: Books
After Suicide: Living with the Questions; Capston Press, 2001
Do They Have Bad Days in Heaven? Surviving the Suicide Loss of a Sibling; by Michelle Linn-Gust; Chellehead Works, 2nd ed. 2001
Living When a Young Friend Commits Suicide, or Even Starts Talking About It; Earl A. Grollman; Beacon Press, 1999
The Silent Cry: A Teen’s Guide to Escaping Self-Injury and Suicide; by Joan Esherick; Mason Crest Publishing, 2004
Someone I Love Died By Suicide: A Story For Child Survivors And Those Who Care For Them; by Doreen Cammarata; Grief Guidance Inc., 2001

Adult
But I Didn’t Say Goodbye: for Parents and Professionals Helping Child Suicide Survivors; by Barbara Rubel; Griefwork Center, Inc., 2000
Cry of Pain: Understanding Suicide and Self-Harm; by J. Mark G. Williams, Mark Williams; Penguin USA, 1998
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Books

Children
Polly’s Magic Games: A Child’s View of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder; by Constance H. Foster, Edwin A. Chase (illustrator); Dilligaf Publishing, 1994

Adult
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in Children and Adolescents: A Guide; by Hugh F. Johnston, M.D.; rev. ed.; Dean Foundation, 1997
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: The Facts; by Padmal de Silva, Stanley Rachman; Oxford University Press, 2004
The Sky Is Falling: Understanding and Coping With Phobias, Panic, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders; by Raeann Dumont and Aaron T. Beck; W.W. Norton & Company, 1996
Other Problems: Books

Children
What’s Your Mood? Good Day / Bad Day / In-Between Day Book; by Kimberly Potts; Adams Media Corp, 2004
What To Do When You’re Sad & Lonely: A Guide for Kids; by James Crist; Free Spirit Publishing, 2005

Young Adult
Coping With Self Mutilation: A Helping Books for Teens Who Hurt Themselves; by Alicia Clarke; Rosen, 1999

Adults
Effective Parenting For The Hard-To-Manage Child: A Skills-Based Book; by Georgia A. DeGangi; Routledge, 2008
The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children; by Ross Greene; Perennial, 2005
Help for Worried Kids: How Your Child Can Conquer Anxiety and Fear; by Cynthia Last; Guilford Press, 2006
Overcoming School Anxiety: How to Help Your Child Deal with Separation, Texts, Homework, Bullies, Math Phobia, and Other Worries; by Diane Peters; AMACOM; 2008
What’s Happening to My Child: A Guide for Parents of Hair Pullers; by Cheryn Salazar; Rophe Press, 2004
When Growing Up Hurts Too Much: A Parent’s Guide to Knowing When and How to Choose a Therapist with Your Teenager; by Scott Harris; Taylor Trade Publishing, 2005
The Worried Child: Recognizing Anxiety in Children and Helping them Heal; by Paul Foxman; Hunter House, 2004
Worried No More: Help and Hope for Anxious Children, 2nd ed.; by Aureen Wagner; Lighthouse Press, 2005

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