YA Friday: Self Care for the Summer

Asian teen girl sitting at table in kitchen looking at camera

This has been a rough year for everyone.  Now that summer has rolled around and restrictions are starting to lift, people are facing anxiety about adjusting to all the changes.  Summer is a great season for taking some time for self care.  Below are some books that can help you take care of your mental health, and here is where you can get help if you need it.

 

Self Care Summer

Project You: More Than 50 Ways to Calm Down, De-stress, & Feel Great!, book cover

Project You: More Than 50 Ways to Calm Down, De-stress, & Feel Great! Aubre Andrus

Find your balance. Make a protein-packed smoothie to energize for a busy day. Center yourself after a stressful week by taking five minutes to write in your journal. Strengthen your body and calm your mind with simple yoga poses and breathing techniques.Craft a vision board to help you achieve your goals. Create a time budget to organize your schedule. Develop an evening routine that will help you wind down before sleep. Award-winning author Aubre Andrus shares more than 50 do-right-now projects that will help you beat stress, smile big, and discover a calmer, more blissful you.

Depression: A Teen's Guide to Survive and Thrive, book cover

Depression: A Teen's Guide to Survive and Thrive Jacqueline B. Toner

A guide to using cognitive-behavioral principles to manage and overcome depression for teenagers includes information, self-reflection quizzes, and exercises.

Chill: Stress-reducing Techniques for A More Balanced, Peaceful You, book cover

Chill: Stress-reducing Techniques for A More Balanced, Peaceful You Deborah Reber

Gives teens the insight and tools they need to manage the pressures of everyday life by offering expert advice and practical stress-reducing techniques, including time management, visualization, and exercise.

Hope Nation: YA Authors Share Personal Moments of Inspiration, book cover

Hope Nation: YA Authors Share Personal Moments of Inspiration

A collection of essays and original stories by some of today's most influential young adult authors that speaks directly to teens on how to find hope and comfort in today's turbulent society.

Beneath the Surface: A Teen's Guide to Reaching Out When You or your Friend Is in Crisis, book cover

Beneath the Surface: A Teen's Guide to Reaching Out When You or your Friend Is in Crisis Kristi Hugstad

Presents a guide to addressing and overcoming anxiety, depression, and mental illness in teenagers, outlining how to recognize the warning signs of mental illness and offering resources to turn to for help.

The Book of No Worries: A Survival Guide for Growing up, book cover

The Book of No Worries: A Survival Guide for Growing up Lizzie Cox

Advice, case studies and real life questions from peers to help young people manage stress and anxiety and improve their mental health. Covers several common sources of worry in young people's lives and presents support, advice, and resources.

This essential guide covers a all the worries and anxieties that a young person may face while growing up. Whether it's problems at school, relationship woes, the non-stop pressure of social media, body image issues or troubles at home. Positive advice, plus case studies and real life questions from young people, will help young people survive angst and stress that can bring them down. Reassures readers that their worries and fears are normal, and offers practical tips for managing anxiety and stress -- focusing on the emotional wellbeing and mental health of young people.

A Still Quiet Place for Teens: A Mindfulness Workbook to Ease Stress & Difficult Emotions, book cover

A Still Quiet Place for Teens: A Mindfulness Workbook to Ease Stress & Difficult Emotions Amy Saltzman

Being a teen in today's fast-paced, media-saturated world is difficult, and it's easy to get overwhelmed or stressed out. To help, Amy Saltzman--author of A Still Quiet Place--offers a comprehensive workbook to help teens manage daily stressors and challenges in their lives, whether at home, school, or with friends. Using proven-effective mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) techniques, teens will learn to balance emotions, stay focused, and experience the natural quietness that lives within.

The Anxiety Survival Guide for Teens CBT Skills to Overcome Fear, Worry, & Panic, book cover

The Anxiety Survival Guide for Teens CBT Skills to Overcome Fear, Worry, & Panic Jennifer Shannon

Do you have problems with anxiety? The Anxious Teen Survival Guide is a much-needed, go-to guide to help you finally break free from the worry and ruminations that can get in the way of reaching your goals. If you have anxiety, your fears and worries can keep you from feeling confident and independent. Teen milestones such as making friends, dating, getting good grades, or taking on more mature responsibilities, may seem much more difficult. And if you're like countless other anxious teens, you may even avoid situations that cause you anxiety altogether-leaving you stuck in a cycle of worry and avoidance. So, how can you take control of your anxiety before it takes control of you? Based in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), this book helps you identify your "monkey mind"-the primitive part of the brain where anxious thoughts arise. You'll also be able to determine if you suffer from generalized anxiety, phobias, social anxiety, panic and agoraphobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), or separation anxiety. Full of powerful yet simple cartoon illustrations, this book will teach you practical strategies for handling even the toughest situations that previously caused you to feel anxious or worried. If you're ready to feel more independent, more confident, and be your best, this unique book will show you how

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