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Mental Health in Children's and Young Adult Literature

This guide provides book lists of youth titles addressing anxiety, autism, depression, eating disorders, grief, learning differences, obsessive-compulsive disorder, PTSD, substance abuse & addiction, and general feelings awareness.

About Depression

"Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. It is more than just feeling sad or going through a rough patch. Also called major depressive disorder or clinical depression, it affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems"

- National Alliance on Mental Illness

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Suicide:

Self-harm:

Picture Books

Books for Tweens

Books for Teens