Everyone is dealing with a lot right now. There is so much uncertainty in the world, and that is causing many people anxiety. Taking care of your mental health is especially important right now, so here are some books to help with coping strategies.
Help for Anxiety
Beneath the Surface A Teen's Guide to Reaching Out When You or your Friend Is in Crisis by Kristi Hugstad
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 Anxiety Survival Guide for Teens: CBT Skills to Overcome Fear, Worry, & Panic by 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.
40 activities that teachs the reader to recognize that feelings of panic, anxiety and fear are uncomfortable, but not dangerous, thus allowing the reader to cope better with the emotions.
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.
Be Mindful and Stress Less: 50 Ways to Deal With your (crazy) Life by Gina M. Biegel
Simple mindfulness practices for teens that build self-esteem, grow compassion, and reduce stress. The demands and pressures of everyday life can really stress you out! School, work, relationships, social media, and the like can leave you pulled in so many directions it can make your head spin. When you need help fast, these simple accessible mindfulness-based practices will help bring you relief and ease right away. If you make these mindfulness and self-care practices part of your routine, you’ll discover little life-hacks to get through even the toughest days.
Based on cutting-edge NIH studies, a practical, accessible guide to yoga for reduction in stress, anxiety, and depression, with the goal of balanced emotional health.
Little Ways to Keep Calm and Carry On Twenty Lessons for Managing Worry, Anxiety, and Fear by Mark Reinecke
First featured on a British poster produced during World War II, "Keep calm and carry on" has become the mantra of millions-but exactly how to keep calm remains a difficult question for most of us. The next time you are stressed by pressures at work, overwhelmed by life's challenges, or panicked by problems that seem unsolvable, reach for this book. In Little Ways to Keep Calm and Carry On, you'll find twenty short yet powerful lessons and anxiety-reducing techniques that will help you move past stressful moments with grace. Each lesson is so simple to learn and practice, you'll find that this pocket guide is all you really need whenever you need a little help keeping calm.
Rewire your Anxious Brain for Teens Using CBT, Neuroscience, & Mindfulness to Help You End Anxiety by Debra Kissen
Anxiety is a huge problem among today's teens-that's why teens need tangible tips and tools they can use every day to manage fears, stress, and worry. In Rewire Your Anxious Brain for Teens, four anxiety specialists offer practical and essential skills grounded in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), neuroscience, and mindfulness to help teen readers "rewire" their anxious brain and get back to living their lives.