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


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



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