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Mental Health

Mental health can be a difficult conversation for the most well put together person. From personal experience, I can say that knowing that you are not alone or that you have found someone to relate to is a sense of comfort that many have been looking for.

FICTION:

I Was Here by Gayle Forman; grief, depression, suicide

Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Delaira; grief, suicide, PTSD

When Reason Breaks by Cindy Rodriguez; depression, anxiety

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina; depression, bullying

Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang; suicide attempt, grief, addiction

A Danger To Herself and Others by Alyssa B. Sheinmel; mental illness

You Asked For Perfect by Laura Silverman; anxiety

Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares by Krystal Sutherland - phobias

When Elephants Fly by Nancy Richardson Fischer - schizophrenia, death

Hey, Kiddo By Jarrett J. Krosoczka- addiction, grief

NON-FICTION:

(Don’t) Call Me Crazy: 33 Voices Start the Conversation About Mental Health edited by Kelly Jensen

Teens and Suicide by Cherese Cartlidge

Teens and Phobias by Bitsy Kemper

Teens and Gender Dysphoria by Don Nardo

Teens and Eating Disorders by Don Nardo

ONLINE RESOURCES:

To Write Love on Her Arms 

Suicide Prevention Lifeline  800-273-TALK/800-273-8255

The Trevor Project  

Safe Horizon

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration