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Recovering from Depression: A Workbook for Teens
Copeland, Mary Ellen and Stuart Copans
Brookes Publishing Co / Softcover / 2002-03-01 / 1557665923
Teen / Young Adult / Depression & Manic Depression
price: $41.50 (may be subject to change)
208 pages
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Do you know. . .
The warning signs of adolescent depression?
The best ways to respond to a teen considering suicide?

With suicide as the third leading cause of death among young people aged 15 to 24*, school administrators, guidance counselors, and psychologists must understand — and know how to address — adolescent depression. This workbook is the lifeline they need! Counselors can use it in their work with teens, who'll use the surveys, checklists, practical tips, fill-in-the-blanks, and brainstorming activities to recognize depression in themselves, learn what they can do to feel better, and build a safety plan to stay well. And all education professionals can work through the book to increase their knowledge of the symptoms, causes, treatments, and effects of depression. Recovering from depression is possible — and this interactive workbook guides and supports both teens and the professionals who help them on the journey.
This revised edition is packed with tips and activities on
dealing with suicidal thoughts and feelings

changing negative thought patterns to positive ones

reaching out to friends and supporters

avoiding substance abuse

solving problems constructively

recognizing and avoiding “triggers” of depression
*American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2001


About the Authors
I. Getting Started
Am I Depressed?

Getting Help

Suicide Prevention

Helping Myself Feel Better Right Away

Using the Rest of this Book
II. Things I Need to Know About My Physical and Emotional Health
Understanding Depression

Getting Good Health Care

III. Things I Can Do to Help Myself Feel Better
Friends and Supporters

Avoiding Substance Abuse

When Bad Things Happen

Diet, Light, Exercise, and Sleep

Helping Myself Relax

Peer Counseling

Creative Activities
IV. Things I Can Do to Maintain a Positive Outlook Over the Long Term
Raising Self-Esteem

Changing Negative Thoughts to Positive Ones
V. Building an Ongoing Recovery and Safety Plan
Wellness Tools

Monitoring My Moods and Preventing Depression

Developing a Safety Plan

Managing Medications

Avoiding Relapse

Dreams and Goals
Appendix A: If a Friend Is Depressed

Appendix B: Information for Parents

Appendix C: Important Telephone Numbers

Appendix D: Information for a Friend

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