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TOUGH ISSUES: Upside Down, Inside Out: Mental and Emotional Disorders

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Get well soon Teen Book Get well soon

Halpern, Julie, 1975-
TEEN HALPERN

When her parents confine her to a mental hospital, an overweight teenage girl, who suffers from panic attacks, describes her experiences in a series of letters to a friend.

Depression




Kissing doorknobs Teen Book Kissing doorknobs

Hesser, Terry Spencer.
TEEN HESSER

Fourteen-year-old Tara describes how her increasingly strange compulsions begin to take over her life and affect her relationships with her family and friends.

OCD




It's kind of a funny story Teen Book It's kind of a funny story

Vizzini, Ned, 1981-
TEEN VIZZINI

A humorous account of a New York City teenager's battle with depression and his time spent in a psychiatric hospital.

Depression




Breathless Teen Book Breathless

Warman, Jessica.
TEEN WARMAN

At boarding school, Katie tries to focus on swimming and becoming popular instead of the painful memories of her institutionalized schizophrenic older brother.

Schizophrenia




Lowboy book Lowboy

Wray, John, 1971-
FIC WRAY

Sixteen-year-old paranoid schizophrenic Will Heller believes that the world is facing imminent destruction via global warming--and that he's the only one who can prevent it. Off his meds, Will rides the Manhattan subway system in a desperate search for his ex-girlfriend, who's a crucial component of his plan.

Schizophrenia




Border crossing Teen Book Border crossing

Anderson, Jessica Lee, 1980-
TEEN ANDERSO

Manz, a troubled fifteen-year-old, ruminates over his Mexican father's death, his mother's drinking, and his stillborn stepbrother until the voices he hears in his head take over and he cannot tell reality from delusion.

Schizophrenia




Impulse Teen Book Impulse

Hopkins, Ellen.
TEEN HOPKINS

Three teens who meet at Reno, Nevada's Aspen Springs mental hospital after each has attempted suicide connect with each other in a way they never have with their parents or anyone else in their lives.

Bipolar
Depression




Inside out Teen Book Inside out

Trueman, Terry.
TEEN TRUEMAN

A sixteen-year-old with schizophrenia is caught up in the events surrounding an attempted robbery by two other teens who eventually hold him hostage.

Schizophrenia




Cut Teen Book Cut

McCormick, Patricia, 1956-
TEEN MCCORMI

While confined to a mental hospital, fifteen-year-old Callie slowly comes to understand some of the reasons behind her self-mutilation, and gradually starts to get better.

Self-mutilation




Suicide notes :   a novel Teen Book Suicide notes : a novel

Ford, Michael Thomas.
TEEN FORD

Brimming with sarcasm, fifteen-year-old Jeff describes his stay in a psychiatric ward after attempting to commit suicide.

Depression




A blue so dark Teen Book A blue so dark

Schindler, Holly, 1977-
TEEN SCHINDL

As Missouri fifteen-year-old Aura struggles alone to cope with the increasingly severe symptoms of her mother's schizophrenia, she wishes only for a normal life, but fears that her artistic ability and genes will one day result in her own insanity.

Schizophrenia




My anxious mind Teen Book My anxious mind

Tompkins, Michael A.
TEEN 618.9285 TOMPKIN

A teen's guide to managing anxiety and panic.

Anxiety




The butterfly clues Teen Book The butterfly clues

Ellison, Kate.
TEEN ELLISON

Having experienced compulsive behavior all her life, Lo's symptoms are getting her into trouble when she witnesses a murder while wandering dangerous quarters of Cleveland, Ohio, collecting things that do not belong to her, obsessing about her brother's death.

OCD




Dirty little secrets Teen Book Dirty little secrets

Omololu, Cynthia Jaynes.
TEEN OMOLOLU

When her unstable mother dies unexpectedly, sixteen-year-old Lucy must take control and find a way to keep the long-held secret of her mother's compulsive hoarding from being revealed to friends, neighbors, and especially the media.

Compulsive hoarding




The half-life of planets : a novel Teen Book The half-life of planets : a novel

Franklin, Emily.
TEEN FRANKLI

An unlikely romance develops between a science-minded girl who is determined to reclaim her reputation and a boy with Asperger's Syndrome.

Autism Spectrum




OCD, the dude, and me : a novel Teen Book OCD, the dude, and me : a novel

Vaughn, Lauren Roedy.
TEEN VAUGHN

Danielle Levine stands out even at her alternative high school--in appearance and attitude--but when her scathing and sometimes raunchy English essays land her in a social skills class, she meets Daniel, another social misfit who may break her resolve to keep everyone at arm's length.

OCD




The impossible knife of memory Teen Book The impossible knife of memory

Anderson, Laurie Halse.
TEEN ANDERSO

Hayley Kincaid and her father move back to their hometown to try a 'normal' life, but the horrors he saw in the war threaten to destroy their lives.

PTSD




Chasing shadows Teen Book Chasing shadows

Avasthi, Swati.
TEEN AVASTHI

Before: Corey, Holly, and Savitri are one unit-- fast, strong, inseparable. Together they turn Chicago concrete and asphalt into a freerunner's jungle gym, ricocheting off walls, scaling buildings, leaping from rooftop to rooftop. But acting like a superhero doesn't make you bulletproof. After: Holly and Savitri are coming unglued. Holly says she's chasing Corey's killer, chasing revenge. Savitri fears Holly's just running wild-- and leaving her behind. Friends should stand by each other in times of crisis. But can you hold on too tight? Too long?

PTSD




When I was the greatest Teen Book When I was the greatest

Reynolds, Jason.
TEEN REYNOLD

Ali lives in Bed-Stuy, a Brooklyn neighborhood known for guns and drugs, but he and his sister, Jazz, and their neighbors, Needles and Noodles, stay out of trouble until they go to the wrong party, where one gets badly hurt and another leaves with a target on his back.

Tourette syndrome




OCD love story Teen Book OCD love story

Haydu, Corey Ann.
TEEN HAYDU

In an instant, Bea felt almost normal with Beck, and as if she could fall in love again, but things change when the psychotherapist who has been helping her deal with past romantic relationships puts her in a group with Beck--a group for teens with obsessive-compulsive disorder.

OCD




Perfect : a novel book Perfect : a novel

Joyce, Rachel.
FIC JOYCE

In the aftermath of a life-shattering accident in the English countryside in 1972, twelve-year-old Byron Hemming struggles with events that his mother does not seem to remember and embarks on a journey to discover what really did or did not happen.

OCD




Lexapros and cons Teen Book Lexapros and cons

Karo, Aaron.
TEEN KARO

Realizing that his OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) is out of control, seventeen-year-old Chuck Taylor, who wants to win his best friend back and impress a new girl at school, tries to break some hardcore habits, face his demons--and get messy.

OCD




Counting by 7s Juvenile Book Counting by 7s

Sloan, Holly Goldberg, 1958-
J SLOAN

Twelve-year-old genius and outsider Willow Chance must figure out how to connect with other people and find a surrogate family for herself after her parents are killed in a car accident.

Autism Spectrum




Marcelo in the real world Teen Book Marcelo in the real world

Stork, Francisco X.
TEEN STORK

Marcelo Sandoval, a seventeen-year-old boy on the high-functioning end of the autistic spectrum, faces new challenges, including romance and injustice, when he goes to work for his father in the mailroom of a corporate law firm.

Autism Spectrum




Playing Tyler Teen Book Playing Tyler

Costa, T. L.
TEEN COSTA

Tyler MacCandless is looking at a bleak future. With his father dead and his mother mentally checked out, Tyler is responsible for his older brother Brandon who's in rehab for heroin abuse--again. With no skills to speak of outside of playing video games, a fast food future is all but a certainty. That is, until the day Tyler's mentor Rick asks him to test a new video game. A good enough score can earn him a place in flight school. But then Brandon goes missing, and Tyler discovers the game is far more than it seems.

ADD/ADHD




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