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Here are a handful of books for adolescents and

young adults that help support mental health.

Books for Adolescents
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This fun, practical workbook offers effective, easy-to-understand cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) exercises to help you understand your chronic worrying.


The next time OCD butts in, your family will be prepared to boss back--and show an unwelcome visitor to the door.


Addresses the broad array of emotional disorder symptoms in children and adolescents.


Learn to handle awkward social situations with grace and confidence, so you can make real connections with people you want to get to know. 


A complete skills training manual for DBT with adolescents, focused on practical application for teens, parents and therapists, all in one comprehensive manual.


 Learn to develop a healthy, realistic view of yourself that includes honest assessments of your weaknesses and strengths, and you will learn to respect yourself, faults and all.


The program was developed at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at
Boston University and targets patients ages 12-17. The corresponding workbook
is specifically designed for adolescent use, with easy-to-understand explanations and teen-friendly forms.


Learn to balance your emotions, rewrite the negative stories you tell yourself, embrace who you are, and believe in your own power to bounce back from life’s biggest challenges.

Books for Young Adults
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 A thorough overview of conducting MSC (for professionals), and delves into mindful self-compassion and shares moving stories of how it can change lives. 


A step-by-step guide filled with straightforward and effective techniques to help you dramatically improve the way you think and feel about yourself. 


Living with anxiety, panic disorders, or phobias can make you feel like you aren’t in control of your life. Tackle the fears that hold you back with this go-to guide.  You’ll find an arsenal of tools for quieting worry, ending negative self-talk, and taking charge of your anxious thoughts


Learn how to pay attention to emotions when they arise, assess blocks to controlling them, and overcome them to eliminate overpowering feelings. 


Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is a new, scientifically based psychotherapy that takes a fresh look at why we suffer and even what it means to be mentally healthy.


The comprehensive approach to help you identify, challenge, and overcome all types of worry. Learn to achieve the healthier, more successful life you deserve.

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Geared at young adults, this question and answer website contains a large database of questions about a variety of concerns surrounding emotional health.

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An online community designed to inspire young adults impacted by mental health issues to think positive, stay strong and achieve goals through peer support and resource sharing.

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Reference sheets are provided that list top websites, books, videos, toolkits and support for mental health disorders.

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Promoting emotional health and prevent suicide among college students, this website provides an online resource center, ULifeline, a public dialogue forum, Half of Us, and Transition Year, resources and tools to help students transition to college

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