Beyond the Blues: A Workbook to Help Teens Overcome Depression

Beyond the Blues: A Workbook to Help Teens Overcome Depression

by Lisa M. Schab


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781572246119
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Publication date: 05/01/2008
Series: Instant Help for Teens Series
Pages: 184
Sales rank: 80,835
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Lisa M. Schab, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker with a private counseling practice in the Chicago suburbs. She writes a monthly parenting column for Chicago Parent magazine and is the author of eight self-help books and workbooks for children and adults. Schab teaches self-help and relaxation therapy workshops for the general public and professional training courses for therapists. She received her bachelor's degree from Northwestern University and her master's degree in clinical social work from Loyola University. You can find out more about Schab at

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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Beyond the Blues: A Workbook to Help Teens Overcome Depression 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
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