"Cognevich writes a compelling blueprint for teens and supportive adults to follow in order to identify, understand, and manage depression. She shares her own struggles and anecdotes from the many teens she works with to help readers realize they are not alone. . . . Young adults will be well equipped with the stamina and tenacity needed to process their depression and navigate their way through any situation. A timely guide that offers plentiful, practical resources for high school students."

― School Library Journal

Depression: Insights and Tips for Teenagers

Released October 2020

Published by Rowman & Littlefield

Paperback ISBN 978-1-5381-3760-4

eBook ISBN 978-1-5381-3761-1

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Adolescent depression is often dismissed as a normal teenage experience, a bad mood, or something to outgrow. This is far from the truth, and it’s important that young adults and their families and friends understand how crucial it is to address any social, emotional, and physical difficulties they are having.

Depression: Insights and Tips for Teenagers offers relatable situations and strategies to guide young adults struggling with mental health. It includes how to identify signs of struggle, recognize stress factors, and strategies to escape harmful mental habits which can leave individuals feeling vulnerable, helpless, or in despair. This book also helps young adults who want to better understand their mental-emotional processes and grow their ability to cope with life’s many difficulties. It includes examples of mood and stress trackers to help teenagers feel more empowered over their emotions and guides them through building skills for their mental and emotional toolbox.

Filled with real life stories, Depression illustrates a wide range of stressors and emotional difficulties faced by teenagers. Written by a longtime educator who experienced adolescent depression and now works with teenagers on a daily basis, this book offers insight and hope from an accessible, non-clinical voice.