Beyond the Blues: A Workbook to Help Teens Overcome Depression [NOOK Book]

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Despite what you might have been told, the feelings of sadness and hopelessness you may be struggling with are probably not 'just a phase' or 'something you'll grow out of.' As many as 20 percent of people your age have symptoms of serious depression, yet many teens and even many adults don't recognize the signs. Only half of depressed teens get the help they need to overcome these feelings. If you're feeling depressed, this workbook offers things you can do, both on your own ...

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Beyond the Blues: A Workbook to Help Teens Overcome Depression

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Overview


Despite what you might have been told, the feelings of sadness and hopelessness you may be struggling with are probably not 'just a phase' or 'something you'll grow out of.' As many as 20 percent of people your age have symptoms of serious depression, yet many teens and even many adults don't recognize the signs. Only half of depressed teens get the help they need to overcome these feelings. If you're feeling depressed, this workbook offers things you can do, both on your own and with a counselor, to feel better.

The activities in Beyond the Blues can help you cope with sad and difficult feelings, find new ways to make friends, and deal with conflicts. Little by little and on your own schedule, you can make small changes in your life that will lead you to a brighter, more enjoyable future.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608827404
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
  • Publication date: 5/1/2008
  • Series: Instant Help for Teens Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 184
  • Sales rank: 570,396
  • Age range: 13 - 18 Years
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author


Lisa M. Schab, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker with a private counseling practice in the Greater Chicago area. She has authored fourteen self-help books and workbooks for children, teens, and adults, including The Anxiety Workbook for Teens and Beyond the Blues. Schab teaches self-help workshops for the general public and training seminars for professionals, and is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the National Association for Anorexia and Associated Disorders (ANAD).
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Table of Contents


Introduction     1
Defining Depression     3
Symptoms of Depression     6
Causes of Depression     9
Winter Blues     13
The Negative Effects of Alcohol and Street Drugs     17
Choosing Positive Thoughts     21
The Power of Perspective     27
Learning to Let Go     31
The Gift of the Moment     36
Higher-Power Help     40
Healthy Self-Esteem     43
Feeling Loved     47
Believing in Yourself     51
Asserting Yourself     54
Using Social Skills     58
Talking Tips from AL     63
Good Communication Skills     69
Managing Conflict and Disagreements     75
Problem-Solving Skills     80
Act on the A's to Manage Stress     86
Looking Beyond the Battle     92
Coping with Change     95
Rejection, Dejection, and Trying Again     99
Coping with Loss     103
Getting Outside Yourself     108
Staying Active     113
Food to Help Your Mood     117
Exercise and Depression     122
Breathwork     127
Creative Expression     131
Support People     135
Professional Counseling     138
Group Support     142
Working as a Family     145
Weighing the Consequences     149
Sharing Your Feelings     154
An Emergency Plan     158
Signing a Contract     162
Hotlines to Help     166
The Power of Hope     170
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Fantastic Book

    Although written specifically for depressed teenagers, this book's exercises are just plain good exercises for ANY teen to go through at some point. I say this because a lot of these activities can be used to build and develop good qualities in a person. For instance, there are activities that help build self-esteem and self-confidence. And let's face it, if kids had more of these kinds of qualities there would be a lot less troubled youths around.

    Anyway, I'll get off my soapbox. The book addresses the problem of depression in a workbook format. This really works because it gives the reader more than one option to treat their depression. For instance, there is a "higher power" exercise that might work better for more religious oriented teens, while others may find that the exercise activity suits their personality and likes more (recommend "Exercise Beats Depression" for further reading on that). With some FORTY activities, well, there's going to be something here for everyone.

    In conclusion, its a great book, written in plain language with a lot of diverse activities- and a great resource for anyone suffering from depression.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2013

    Great Tool

    I am enjoying using this book. As a mental health professional, I have found the book very helpful for teenage clients. The activities are helpful and can be tailored to the individual.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2012

    To fantastic book

    Summerize your reviw

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