YALSA Book Resources for Teens with Depression


Suicide has become a growing problem in the United States – Traci Glass of YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) says, “according to the National Alliance on Mental Health, approximately 2 million U.S. adolescents attempt suicide each year in the United States. . .”  Glass wrote her piece, ‘Dealing with Suicide & Depression in Teen Literature‘ for YALSA’s blog, The Hub, in an effort to help teens and the adults in their lives approach a difficult topic.

. . .I thought I’d highlight my five favorite new books that deal with suicide – I think all of them treat it with respect and a thoughtful nature.” -Traci Glass, 1-23-2015

Glass provides these books as resources for teens with depression in the hopes that they will help adolescents better understand their thoughts and feelings, and feel more comfortable talking about them.

If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

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