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Anxiety and Depression in Teens

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Taylor’s nonfiction book provides a clear and easy to understand overview of anxiety and depression, directed specifically at teenagers. The introductory chapters provide clinical definitions of anxiety (and anxiety-related disorders) and depression with detailed descriptions of symptoms and stories of teenagers who struggle with them. She explains common misconceptions about these disorders, particularly as they relate to teenagers, and then in the second half of the book, she shares practical strategies based in cognitive-behavioral therapy that can help teenagers begin to address their struggles with anxiety and depression.

Throughout the book, Taylor emphasizes the importance of seeing a mental health professional rather than self-diagnosing (and some of the strategies aren’t detailed enough to be fully implemented independently), but this is a great starting point in understanding these disorders and beginning to manage symptoms.

Taylor’s book isn’t the best resource out there—there are issues with organization, and as someone who personally struggles with OCD and intrusive thoughts, I don’t think those topics are handled particularly well—but I like that it’s written to teens, and it’s an accurate overview of issues that increasing numbers of teens are struggling with. Because a student who is silently struggling could pick up this book and find hope in its pages, it’s a valuable resource to have on the shelves in our classroom libraries.

Thank you NetGalley and Sharon Robertson for sending this book for review consideration. All opinions are our own.

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TITLE: Anxiety and Depression in Teens
Develop Mindfulness Strategies and Coping Skills to Manage Emotions, Control Your Thoughts, and Boost Confidence

AUTHOR : Grace Taylor

GENRE: Nonfiction; Self-Help

NARRATOR: Author-Grace Taylor

POV: Second Person

This is a REALLY Good book! So informative and helpful to teenagers (and anyone really. Even helpful to me) who are fighting through depression and anxiety. Filled with loads and loads of great help to pick you up and out of the places we allow ourselves to get into. If you have a teenage daughter or son, maybe a granddaughter or grandson, possibly a niece or nephew dealing with anxiety or depression this is a great book to read and help them or share with them or their parents how to get help. Grace Taylor did a great job writing this wonderful book. Thank you to #NetGalley, the publishers, and Author-Grace Taylor for opportunity to read and review #AnxietyAndDepressionInTeens with my honest thoughts and feelings.

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In a world where mental health is often stigmatized or misunderstood, books like "Anxiety and Depression in Teens: Develop Mindfulness Strategies & Coping Skills to Manage Emotions, Control Your Thoughts & Boost Confidence" by Grace Taylor serve as a beacon of hope and understanding. As someone who has personally battled depression, anxiety, and panic attacks throughout my entire life, I can relate to the desperation for relief and the search for strategies to navigate these emotional struggles.

Taylor's book approaches the topics with sensitivity, providing valuable insights and practical tools for teenagers facing anxiety and depression. She exhibits genuine empathy and understanding of the challenges faced by young individuals. It is clear that she has a deep respect for the unique experiences and needs of teenagers dealing with these mental health conditions.

The book explores the complex web of emotions that often accompany anxiety and depression, offering a compassionate perspective on the inner struggles that can feel overwhelming. Taylor explains the intricate connections between thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations, helping readers to gain a deeper understanding of their own experiences.

One of the book's greatest strengths lies in its emphasis on mindfulness strategies and coping skills. By incorporating practices such as meditation, breathing exercises, and cognitive techniques, Taylor provides readers with practical tools to manage their emotions, challenge negative thought patterns, and cultivate self-compassion. These skills serve as valuable anchors, helping individuals find moments of calm and relief amidst the chaos of their mental health journey.

As someone who has experienced the debilitating effects of anxiety and depression, I appreciate Taylor's focus on boosting confidence and self-esteem. She addresses the importance of self-care, setting boundaries, and cultivating a support system—essential elements that often get overlooked in the midst of emotional turmoil. This holistic approach acknowledges that healing is not just about managing symptoms but also about fostering a sense of self-worth and resilience.

Throughout the book, Taylor's compassionate tone creates a safe space for readers to explore their emotions and challenges. It's evident that she genuinely wants to empower teens and instill a sense of hope, reminding them that they are not alone in their struggles. The inclusion of personal anecdotes and stories from other teenagers experiencing similar difficulties further fosters a sense of community and validation.

"Anxiety and Depression in Teens" is a valuable resource for anyone seeking relief and understanding. It offers a compassionate and practical roadmap for teenagers grappling with anxiety and depression, guiding them toward greater self-awareness, emotional management, and confidence. While healing is a unique and individual journey, Taylor's book provides a much-needed companion along the way.

"Anxiety and Depression in Teens: Develop Mindfulness Strategies & Coping Skills to Manage Emotions, Control Your Thoughts & Boost Confidence" is a compassionate and insightful guide for teenagers struggling with mental health challenges. Through its mindfulness-based approach and emphasis on self-compassion, this book offers valuable tools and guidance to help teens navigate their anxiety and depression. With grace and understanding, Taylor provides a beacon of hope, reminding readers that relief and healing are within reach.

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Such an example of an important book to read as a parent. I learned things about the different types of anxiety and depression. The author also provides case examples and helpful tips for dealing with mental health. Thanks fk
NetGalley for the ARC. Five stars!

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