Out of Order: Young Adult Manual of Mental Illness and Recovery

Out of Order: Young Adult Manual of Mental Illness and Recovery

by Dale Carlson, Dr. Michael Bower
     
 

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Teen/Young Adult manual for the understanding of mental illness and recovery: mental illnesses, suicidal thoughts, personality disorders, learning problems, intellectual disabilities, treatment and recovery. What is mental illness? What are the symptoms? Do you need help? How to find the right kind of help. how to take responsibility yourself for understanding and…  See more details below

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Teen/Young Adult manual for the understanding of mental illness and recovery: mental illnesses, suicidal thoughts, personality disorders, learning problems, intellectual disabilities, treatment and recovery. What is mental illness? What are the symptoms? Do you need help? How to find the right kind of help. how to take responsibility yourself for understanding and recovery. Treatments. Therapies. Medications. Support groups. Disorders dictionary. Resources for help. Websites. Index. Illustrated.

Editorial Reviews

VOYA, February 2014 (Vol. 36, No. 6) - Jamie Hansen
All human beings occasionally suffer from some type of mental issue or negative feeling, such as sadness, anxiety, doubt, or grief. As these thoughts or feelings increase in severity, they may impair the ability to carry out ordinary tasks or develop interpersonal relationships. Research indicates that one in five teens suffers from a developmental, behavioral, or emotional problem. Carlson and Bower’s Out Of Order: Young Adult Manual Of Mental Illness And Recovery offers practical, nonjudgmental guidance for troubled young people to identify, treat, and prevent mental problems. The authors’ calm, reassuring narrative discusses the types of psychoses, including mood disorders, addictions, and learning disabilities, as well as the entire spectrum of treatment options, from traditional and nontraditional therapies to medications. Throughout, the authors reiterate overarching themes of the universality of mental illnesses and the need and right of teens to identify and seek help for these problems. Personal stories, screening tests, a dictionary of mental disorders, and a list of hotlines and resources add greatly to the volume’s effectiveness. In addition, Nicklaus’s illustrations are both quirky and thought provoking. Beautifully blending careful research and a caring and compassionate tone, this work is a necessary purchase for all collections serving adolescents and should be required reading for anyone working with young people. The volume should serve as a model for self-help books. Reviewer: Jamie Hansen; Ages 11 to 18.
School Library Journal
12/01/2013
Gr 9 Up—This sweeping synopsis of mental conditions is presented in four sections, each of which includes the perspective of someone who's "been there." Chapters provide descriptions of various symptoms, treatments, and causes along with prescriptions for coping and recovery. "Self-Test Questions," a "Mental Disorders Dictionary," and, finally, correlative resources, including websites, hotlines, and addresses for various organizations, are included. The illustrations are slightly reminiscent of the works of Hieronymus Bosch; they are thought-provoking yet might inadvertently seem disconcerting. This accessible book offers a narrative enriched with first-person vignettes personalizing topics relating to mental disorders.—Kathryn Diman, Bass Harbor Memorial Library, Bernard, ME

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781884158407
Publisher:
Bick Publishing House
Publication date:
07/15/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
File size:
6 MB
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Dale Carlson is the author of dozens of books for young adults with 3 ALA Notable Book Awards, the Christopher Award, YALSA Best Picks, VOYA Honor Book, 3 New York Public Library Best Books for Teens, 3 Independent Press Medals, 4 ForeWord Books of the Year, Junior Literary Guild, International Book of the Month Club.

Dr. Michael Bower received undergraduate and master’s degrees from Tufts University, a doctorate from Boston University and a Certificate of Advanced Studies from Harvard University. Dr. Bower has divided his career between education and counseling. He has been a school counselor, a director of a “school within a school” for special needs students, director of a school counseling program and a high school principal. He has taught graduate courses at Leslie University and Boston University. Recently, he was an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the School of Medicine in Yale University. Dr. Bower had a private psychologist practice in Massachusetts and is currently a counselor at The Center for Change in New Haven, CT.

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