When a teenager is considering suicide, it’s important that they have resources available to them that can provide information and support. Here are some of the best books about suicide for teens.
It’s My Life Now: A Teenager’s Guide to Living with Depression and suicidal thoughts by Dede Showers – This book is geared towards helping teenagers understand and cope with depression. It includes information on recognizing the signs of depression, how to get help, and how to talk to friends and family about what’s going on.
The Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Contemporary Feminism by Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards – This book is a critical look at some of the major issues facing feminism today. The authors explore topics like eating disorders, body image, media representation, and sexual assault. They offer a realistic and thoughtful perspective on these issues and how they can affect women’s mental health.
The Cutting Edge: A Teenager’s Guide to Self-Injury by Jennifer J. Heitel Yakubik – This book is a valuable resource for teenagers who are struggling with self-injury. It includes information on why people self-injure, how to cope with the urges to self-injure, and how to get help.
The Overcoming Bulimia Workbook: Your Comprehensive, Step-by-Step Guide to Recovery by Randi Ettner – This workbook is designed to help people recover from bulimia. It includes information on the causes of bulimia, how to break the cycle of bingeing and purging, and how to develop a healthy relationship with food.
The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love by Sonya Renee Taylor – This book is all about learning to love and accept yourself just as you are. The author explores topics like race, gender, size, and ability, and how they can impact our sense of self-worth. This book is a powerful reminder that we are all worthy of love and respect.
If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts, please get help. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255.