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Books for Parents about Adolescent Depression & Suicide

Title Author(s)
Kate Williams
Lonely, Sad & Angry: A Parent's Guide to Depression in
Children & Adolescents
Barbara Ingersoll &
Sam Goldstein
Understanding Your Teenager's Depression: Issues, Insights & Practical Guidance for Parents
Kathleen McCoy
Help Me, I'm Sad; Recognizing, Treating, and Preventing Childhood and Adolescent Depression
David Fassler &
Lynne Dumas
Helping Your Child Cope with Depression & Suicidal Thoughts
Tonia Shamoo &
Philip Patros
Coping with Depression in Young People: A Guide for Parents
Carol Fitzpatrick &
John Sharry

Books for Teens about Depression, Suicide & Self-Injury                           

Title Author(s)
Thirteen Reasons Why Jay Asher
When Nothing Matters Anymore: A Survival Guide for Depressed Teens Bev Cobain
Living When a Young Friend Commits Suicide or Even Starts Talking About It Earl A. Grollman &
Max Malikow
Life Happens Kathy McCoy &
Charles Wibbelsman
Conquering the Beast Within Cait Irwin
When Living Hurts Sol Gordon
Recovering from Depression: A Workbook for Teens Mary Ellen Copeland & Stuart Copans
The Power to Prevent Suicide: A Guide of Teens Helping Teens Richard Nelson &
Judith Galas
Self-Mutilation: A Helping Book for Teens who Hurt Themselves Alicia Clarke

Books about Suicide and Suicide Prevention

Title Author(s)
Night Falls Fast - Understanding Suicide Kay Redfield Jamison
No One Saw My Pain: Why Teens Kill Themselves Andrew Slaby &
Lili Garfinkel
Suicide: The Forever Decision - For those Thinking about Suicide and for those who Know, Love, or Council Them Paul Quinnett
Making Sense of Suicide: An In-depth Look at Why People Kill Themselves David Fassler &
Lynne Dumas
Adolescent Suicide Assessment & Intervention Alan Berman &
David Jobes
Waking Up Alive Richard Heckler
The Suicidal Mind Edwin Shnidman
Adolescent Depression & Suicide John Wodarski, Lois Wodarski & Catherine Dulmus
Suicide Intervention in the Schools Scott Poland

Books about Self-Injury

Title Author(s)
Self-Mutilation: Theory, Research & Treatment Barent Walsh &
Paul Rosen
A Bright Red Scream Marilee Strong
Bodies Under Siege Armando Favazza
Skills Training Manual for Treating Borderline Personality Disorder Marsha Linehan
Depressed & Anxious: The Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Workbook for Overcoming Depression & Anxiety Thomas Marra
The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook Edmund Bourne
Don't Shoot the Dog - the Art of Teaching & Training Karen Pryor

Books about Surviving the Loss of a Loved One to Suicide

Title Author(s)
My Son, My Son...A Guide to Healing After a Suicide in the Family Iris Bolton
Singing Lessons Judy Collins
His Bright Light Danielle Steel
Prayers for Bobby: A Mother's Coming to Terms with the Suicide of her Gay Son Leroy Aarons
After Suicide John Hewett
Helping Children Grieve Theresa M. Huntley
A Special Scar: The Experiences of People Bereaved by Suicide Alison Wertheimer
But I Didn't Say Goodbye Barbara Rubel
After a Suicide: A Workbook for Grieving Kids The Dougy Center
After Suicide Loss: Coping with Your Grief Bob Baugher &
Jack Jordon
No Time to Say Goodbye Carla Fine


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