The Good Teen: Rescuing Adolescence from the Myths of the Storm and Stress Years
by Richard M. Lerner
Teaches parents about the Five C's: Competence, Confidence, Connection, Character, and Caring in helping teenagers through the journey of adolescence.
When Nothing Matters Anymore: A Survival Guide for Depressed Teens
by Bev Cobain
In 1994, rock star Kurt Cobain ended his battle with depression by taking his own life. Bev Cobain is his cousin and in this book, she reaches out to teens suffering with depression so they can get the help and support they need.
I'm Not Alone: A Teen's Guide to Living with a Parent Who Has Mental Illness
by Michelle D. Sherman, Ph.D. and DeAnne M. Sherman
This book explains mental illness in easy to understand terms, helps teens understand common emotional reactions, and suggests a wide variety of coping strategies. It covers a wide variety of topics, including identifying a social support network, telling (or not telling) friends, and supporting a parent without feeling responsible for their recovery. The book closes with an excellent resource section and notes for professionals and parents/caregivers.
A Relentless Hope: Surviving the Storm of Teen Depression
by Gary E. Nelson
Discusses new and different approaches to the treatment and understanding of teen depression.
Will's Choice: A Suicidal Teen, a Desperate Mother, and a Chronicle of Recovery
by Gail Griffith
Four years ago, Griffith's 17-year-old son, Will, attempted suicide. Book discusses the suicide attempt, both and her son's depression and her own struggles with the illness.
Raising a Moody Child: How to Cope with Depression and Bipolar Disorder
by Mary Fristad and Jill Arnold
This book explains how treatment works and what additional steps parents can take at home to help children with mood disorders — and the family as a whole — improve the quality of their lives.
Out of the Darkened Room: When a Parent is Depressed; Protecting the Children and Strengthening the Family
by Dr. William Beardslee
Dr. William Beardslee presents his effective program to bolster suffering parents with strong tools for healing; and most importantly, to promote resilience in their children.
More Than Moody: Recognizing and Treating Adolescent Depression
by Harold S. Koplewicz, MD
Offers practical advice and guidance to families with children who have depression. Also helps parents distinguish between normal teenage angst and true depression.
Help Me, I'm Sad: Recognizing, Treating, and Preventing Childhood and Adolescent Depression
by David Fassler and Lynne Dumas
Discusses how to tell if your child is at risk; how to spot symptoms; depression's impact on the family; teen suicide; finding the right diagnosis, therapist, and treatment; and what you can do to help.
The Disappearing Girl: Learning the Language of Teenage Depression
by Lisa Machoian
Harvard researcher Machoian sets out to determine why so many young women seem to emotionally withdraw and to explain how parents and others can help them.
Detour: My Bipolar Road Trip in 4-D
by Lizzie Simon
Simon interviewed six other young successful people with bipolar disorder all between ages 16 and 30 chronicling their stories.
Depression Is the Pits, but I'm Getting Better: A Guide for Adolescents
by E. Jane Garland
Discusses the symptoms and types of depression, how to get help.
The Bipolar Child: The Definitive and Reassuring Guide to Childhood's Most Misunderstood Disorder
by Demitri F. Papolos MD, and Janice Papolos
For any caregiver experiencing life with a bipolar child, Demitri and Janice Papolos's The Bipolar Child will be an indispensable reference guide.
Conquering the Beast Within: How I Fought Depression and Won . . . and How You Can, Too
by Cait Irwin
Irwin tells her story of how the "beast" of depression gradually took over her life, accompanying simple yet eloquent text with her own comic-style drawings.
Bipolar Disorder and Depression (Health Watch)
by Susan Dudley Gold and Linda Zamvil
For pre-teens and teens, four young people describe their struggles with bipolar disorder and depression. Includes helpful diagrams and photos.
Depression Wellness Guide for Parents and Teens (set of two)
by Families for Depression Awareness
One for teens with depression, and a companion book for parents of teens and children with depression.