The Depression Workbook for Teens: Tools to Improve Your Mood, Build Self-Esteem, and Stay Motivated (Paperback)
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Find relief from depression symptoms with advanced tools for teens ages 12 to 17
This depression workbook draws on the most effective and up-to-date techniques, like cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness, to deliver simple exercises that help teens learn how to conquer depression.
Learn how to identify the differences between normal stress and depression, and find easy exercises designed to help you develop the skills you need to manage your emotional well-being and bring happiness back into your life.
The Depression Workbook for Teens includes:
- Advice for teens―Tackle your depression head-on using strategies written with your unique needs and time constraints in mind.
- Useful tools―With quizzes, journaling prompts, conversation starters, and more, you’ll discover simple skill-building exercises that improve your mood and build your self-esteem.
- Practical problem solving―Find ways to work through the challenges you’re facing, like fighting with your parents, getting up in the morning, struggling with homework, and more.
The Depression Workbook for Teens gives you the helping hand you need to get through this difficult time.
About the Author
KATIE HURLEY, LCSW is a child and adolescent psychotherapist, parenting educator, public speaker, and the author of The Depression Workbook for Teens. Her work covers mental health, child and adolescent development, and parenting. She earned her BA in psychology and women’s studies from Boston College and her MSW from the University of Pennsylvania.
“The Depression Workbook for Teens provides the only thorough and comprehensive resource to help teenagers understand and manage their depressive symptoms. Teens experience depression differently than other populations, and author Katie Hurley walks the reader through the definitions, symptoms, tools, and resources with ease and grace. . . . It addresses most every question a teen might have, as well as many issues they may not have previously considered. This workbook is empowering, encouraging, thought-provoking, and hopeful on every beautiful page. It will prove to be an invaluable tool in my practice and for any teens suffering from depression or depressive symptoms.”—John Duffy, PsyD, best-selling author of The Available Parent and Parenting the New Teen in the Age of Anxiety
“For teens who may feel overwhelmed or sad, this book offers real answers to common questions about depression and its causes. Hurley provides tools and exercises to assess your feelings so you can take action to feel better. Regardless of your personality, you’ll learn how to practice healthy coping strategies that will help you through depression and on the way to feeling more joyful about your life.”—Marilyn Price-Mitchell, PhD, developmental psychologist, researcher, and founder of Roots of Action
“The Depression Workbook for Teens is packed with information, insights, and strategies that will empower readers to face their struggles and manage their symptoms. Hurley tackles tough topics (such as stress, perfectionism, substance use, and social dynamics) in a way that is realistic, relevant, skillful, engaging, and hopeful. The quizzes, worksheets, real-life examples, and toolkits are useful for any teen, regardless of the details of their challenges. I highly recommend this book to any teen dealing with depression, and to the parents, educators, and clinicians in their lives.”—Carla Naumburg, PhD, LICSW, author of How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t with Your Kids
“The Depression Workbook for Teens is insightful, flexibly responsive, and full of practical strategies. Katie Hurley augments essential understandings with quizzes, trackers, activities, and resources. The book’s design elements are uplifting, and the author’s messages will reassure and empower readers. A stellar addition to the literature on adolescent health and well-being!”—Dr. Joanne Foster, gifted education and child development expert, author of ABCs of Raising Smarter Kids
“Katie Hurley has a gift for meeting young people right where they are and equipping them with the knowledge and skills needed to cope with difficult emotions and turbulent times. Written in a supportive manner that empowers and reassures, The Depression Workbook for Teens removes the stigma around mental health so young people can learn to manage negative thoughts and feelings when they become overwhelming. It is my greatest hope that every teen will have access to this life-giving guide that offers true healing, healthy habits, and a clear path to a happier life.”—Rachel Macy Stafford, New York Times bestselling author of Hands Free Mama, Hands Free Life, and Only Love Today