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Myths and Facts About Self-Injury, by Kirstin Fawcett. U.S. News, December 26, 2014.  “Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) is “the direct, deliberate damage of one’s body without the intention of suicide, and for purposes that aren’t socially sanctioned,” such as tattoos or piercings, says Peggy Andover, a professor of psychology at Fordham University and president of the International Society for the Study of Self-Injury. There's not one underlying reason why people engage in NSSI. But psychologists generally agree it serves as a method of emotional regulation: People use it to cope with sadness, distress, anxiety, anger and other intense feelings or, on the flipside, emotional numbness.”

7 Mental Health Resolutions for 2015, by Alexandra Sifferlin. Time, December 25, 2014.  “When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, our self-improvement efforts often focus on getting a better body. And we ignore that other, equally important part of our wellbeing: our mental health. MORE 'The Finest': Thousands Mourn Slain NYPD Officer Ramos NBC News Outage Outrage: North Korea Internet 'Paralyzed' Again NBC News 2014's Most Awesome (and Awful) Space Pictures NBC News Eminem Comes Out As Gay In 'The Interview' (VIDEO) Huffington Post Chris Freytag: 55 Tips to Lose Weight for Good Huffington Post Certain health hazards come with warnings, like cigarettes or alcohol, but less obvious ones, like loneliness and rejection, can take just as great toll, says psychologist Guy Winch, author of Emotional First Aid: Healing Rejection, Guilt, Failure and Other Everyday Hurts. Research shows social isolation is linked to shorter lifespans, yet we often ignore our emotional hygiene. “If our dental hygiene were as poor as our emotional hygiene, we’d be all gums and no teeth,” says Winch.”

In our digital world, are young people losing the ability to read emotions?, by University of California - Los Angeles. ScienceDaily, August 22, 2014.  “Children's social skills may be declining as they have less time for face-to-face interaction due to their increased use of digital media, according to a UCLA psychology study.”

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Adoption

Books for Children and Teens

Kasza, KeikoA Mother for Choco
Katz, KarenOver the Moon: An Adoption Tale
McCutcheon, JohnHappy Adoption Day!
Rosove, LoriRosie's Family: An Adoption Story

Books for Adults

Eldridge, SherrieTwenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew
Gray, DeborahAttaching in Adoption: Practical Tools for Today's Parents
Schooler, JayneSearching for a Past: The Adopted Adult's Unique Process of Finding Identity
Van Gulden, HollyReal Parents, Real Children: Parenting the Adopted Child

Articles and Other Resources

Older children often neglected in adoption process, by Bridgette Brosette. July 21, 2015.  “There is a growing need for families to consider adopting older children. Older children, including sibling groups and special needs youth, often get left behind. According to the Children’s Action Network “several foster care alumni studies show that without a lifelong connection to a caring adult, these older youth are often left vulnerable to a host of adverse situations.””

Equality in Marriage May Not Bring Equality in Adoption, by Andrew Giambrone. The Atlantic, May 26, 2015.  “Reverend Matthew Bode has been with his husband since 2010, after the two met through mutual friends in the Michigan community where they do social-justice work. In 2013, they wed at a public religious ceremony attended by loved ones. Both men knew they wanted to be parents at some point, though neither felt the need to have a biological child. So, about a year and a half ago, they started to foster children in Detroit, a city Bode has called home since 2002. He and his husband are now in the process of adopting two girls—sisters—whom they fostered. But because Michigan does not allow unmarried couples to adopt, nor recognizes gay marriage, Bode’s husband is the one adopting as a single parent.”

Orphans' Lonely Beginnings Reveal How Parents Shape A Child's Brain, by Jon Hamilton. NPR, February 24, 2014.  “Parents do a lot more than make sure a child has food and shelter, researchers say. They play a critical role in brain development. More than a decade of research on children raised in institutions shows that "neglect is awful for the brain," says Charles Nelson, a professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children's Hospital. Without someone who is a reliable source of attention, affection and stimulation, he says, "the wiring of the brain goes awry." The result can be long-term mental and emotional problems.”

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Alzheimer's Disease

Books for Adults

Dunn, HankHard Choices for Loving People: CPR, Artificial Feeding, Comfort Care and the Patient with a Life-Threatening Illness

Articles and Other Resources

The Right Dose of Exercise for the Aging Brain, by Gretchen Reynolds. The New York Times, August 12, 2015.  “A small amount of exercise may improve our ability to think as we age, but more may not be better, according to a new study of exercise and cognition.”

Women with impaired memory deteriorate twice as fast as men, study finds, by The Associated Press. Aljazeera America, July 21, 2015.  “Older women with mild memory impairment worsened about twice as fast as men, researchers reported Tuesday, part of an effort to unravel why women are especially hard-hit by Alzheimer's. Nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer's are women. At age 65, seemingly healthy women have about a 1 in 6 chance of developing Alzheimer's during the rest of their lives, compared with a 1 in 11 chance for men. Scientists once thought the disparity was just because women tend to live longer — but there's increasing agreement that something else makes women more vulnerable.”

Alzheimer’s May Begin 20 Years Before Symptoms Appear, by Alice Park. Time, June 24, 2015.  “The latest breakthroughs in Alzheimer’s research focus on the time well before patients even know they might have the neurodegenerative condition. Studies so far have found evidence that the biological processes that cause the mental decline may begin 10 to 12 years before people first notice signs of cognitive decline. But in the most recent report published Wednesday in the journal Neurology, experts say that the disease may actually begin even earlier — 18 years earlier, in fact — than they expected.”

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Anger Management

Books for Children and Teens

Aborn, AllysonEverything I Do, You Blame Me
Huebner, DawnWhat to Do When Your Temper Flares: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Problems With Anger (for ages 9-12)
Moser, AdolphDon't Rant and Rave on Wednesdays!: The Children's Anger-Control Book (for ages 4-8)
Priolo, LouGetting a Grip: The Heart of Anger Handbook for Teens (for young adults)
Seaward, BrianHot Stones and Funny Bones: Teens Helping Teens Cope with Stress and Anger (for young adults)
Shapiro, LawrenceSometime I Like To Fight, I Don't Do It Much Anymore
Slap-Shelton, LauraEvery Time I Blow My Top I Lose My Head
Verdick, ElizabethHow to Take the Grrrr Out of Anger (for ages 9-12)
Wilde, JerryHot Stuff to Help Kids Chill Out: The Anger Management Book (for young adults)

Books for Adults

Brown, Jennifer AnneWhat Angry Kids Need: Parenting Your Angry Child Without Going Mad
Currie, MichaelDoing Anger Differently
Gaynor, Darlyne, et al.Helping Your Angry Child: Worksheets, Fun Puzzles, and Engaging Games to Help You Communicate Better
Golden, BernardHealthy Anger: How to Help Children and Teens Manage Their Anger
Kazdin, Alan E.Parent Management Training: Treatment for Oppositional, Aggressive, and Antisocial Behavior in Children and Adolescents
McKay, Gary D.Calming the Family Storm: Anger Management for Moms, Dads, and All the Kids
Whitehouse, ElianeA Volcano in My Tummy: Helping Children to Handle Anger

Articles and Other Resources

Can a teen’s anger mean a mental disorder?, by Kotz, Deborah. Boston Globe, July 09, 2012.  “While most teens have a violent, angry outburst at some point during their adolescence, nearly 8 percent have regular violent outbursts that would fall into the category of a mental health disorder. That’s according to a Harvard Medical School finding published online last Monday in the Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the first studies to measure the prevalence of the disorder — called intermittent explosive disorder— in teens.”

Is This Teen Angst or an Uncontrollable Anger Disorder?, by Alexandra Sifferlin. Time, July 03, 2012.  “With all those raging hormones, every teenager is bound to "lose it" at one time or another. But a recent study suggests that adolescents' attacks of anger may indicate something more serious than your standard puberty-related mood swings: nearly two-thirds of youth report having had a bout of uncontrollable anger that involved threatening violence, destroying property or engaging in violence toward others, and nearly 8%--or close to 6 million teens--meet the criteria for intermittent explosive disorder (IED), which is characterized by persistent, out-of-control anger attacks that can't be explained by a mental or medical disorder or substance use.”

New Guidelines to Curb Childhood Aggression, by Rick Nauert. June 01, 2012.  “Childhood aggression is a common, yet complex behavior. New recommendations to aid in the care of youth have been released to primary care providers and mental health specialists.”

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Anxiety Disorders

Books for Children and Teens

Brown, MargaretThe Runaway Bunny
Cain, JananThe Way I Feel
Crary, ElizabethI'm Scared
Crary, ElizabethMommy Don't Go
Danneberg, JulieFirst Day Jitters
Davis, Gabriel and Dennen, SueThe Moving Book: A Kids' Survival Guide
Dunn Buron, KariWhen My Worries Get Too Big! A Relaxation Book for Children Who Live with Anxiety
Huebner, DawnSometimes I Worry Too Much, But Now I Know How to Stop
Huebner, Dawn and Matthews, BonnieWhat to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety
Huebner, DawnWhat to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety (for ages 6 and up)
Penn, AudreyThe Kissing Hand
Shapiro, LawrenceAll Feelings Are Okay
Tompkins, Michael A. and Martinez, Katherine A.My Anxious Mind: A Teen's Guide to Managing Anxiety and Panic
Wilson, Reid and Lyons, LynnAnxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous and Independent Children (for 8-18)

Books for Adults

Bell, J.Rewind, Replay, Repeat: A Memoir of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Bourne, Edmund J., Ph.DThe Anxiety and Phobia Workbook
Buffie, MargaretAngels Turn Their Backs
Colas, EmilyJust Checking: Scenes from the Life of an Obsessive-Compulsive
Foxman, PaulThe Worried Child
Hallowell, EdwardWorry
Rapee, Ronald and Lyneham, Heidi, et al.Helping Your Anxious Child: A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents
Stossel, ScottMy Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind
Wagner, AureenWorried No More
Wilensky, AmyPassing for Normal: A Memoir of Compulsion
Wilson, ReidDon't Panic

Articles and Other Resources

Music boosts recovery from surgery, reduces pain, by Kate Kelland. Reuters, August 12, 2015.  “Listening to music before, during and after surgery reduces patients' pain, eases anxiety and lessens the need for painkillers, British scientists said on Thursday. After reviewing evidence from around 7,000 patients, the scientists said people going for surgery should be allowed to choose the music they'd like to hear to maximize the benefit. But they also warned that the music should not interfere with the medical team's communication during an operation.”

Anxious Students Strain College Mental Health Centers, by Jan Hoffman. New York Times, May 27, 2015.  “Anxiety has now surpassed depression as the most common mental health diagnosis among college students, though depression, too, is on the rise. More than half of students visiting campus clinics cite anxiety as a health concern, according to a recent study of more than 100,000 students nationwide by the Center for Collegiate Mental Health at Penn State. Nearly one in six college students has been diagnosed with or treated for anxiety within the last 12 months, according to the annual national survey by the American College Health Association.”

Helping college students suffering from depression, anxiety and stress, by Springer Science+Business Media. Reuters, April 22, 2015.  “Is it possible to prevent mental health problems in higher education students? The answer is "yes" according to a team of psychologists who conducted a careful, systematic review of 103 universal interventions involving over 10,000 students enrolled in 2- and 4-year colleges and universities and graduate programs. They conclude that effective programs to prevent emotional distress and promote psychosocial assets warrant more widespread use.”

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Books for Children and Teens

Galvin, MathewOtto Learns about His Medicine: A Story about Medication for Children with ADHD
Gantos, JackJoey Pigza Swallowed the Key
Gehret, JeanneEagle Eyes: A Childs Guide to Paying Attention
Gordon, MichaelMy Brother is a World Class Pain: A Siblings Guide to ADHD
Kraus, JeanCory Stories
Moss, DeborahShelly and the Hyperactive Turtle
Nadeau, KathleenLearning to Slow Down and Pay Attention
Quinn, PatriciaAttention, Girls!: A Guide to Learn All about Your AD/HD
Quinn, Patricia and Judith SternPutting on the Brakes
Shapiro, LawrenceSometimes I Drive My Mom Crazy, But I Know She's Crazy About Me
Taylor, JohnThe Survival Guide for Kids with ADD or ADHD
Weiner, EllenTaking ADD to School
Zeigler Dandy, Chris and ZeiglerA Bird's-eye View of Life with ADD and ADHD: Advice from Young Survivors : a Reference Book for Children and Teenagers

Books for Adults

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)ADHD: What Every Parent Needs to Know
Barkley, RussellTaking Charge of Adult ADHD
Brown, ThomasAttention Deficit Disorders and Comorbidities
Carr, MichaelLifting the Fog: A specific guide to inattentive ADHD in adults
Dawson, PegSmart but Scattered (series)
Dornbush, MarilynTeaching the Tiger: A Handbook for Individuals Involved in the Education of Students with ADHD, Tourette Syndrome or OCD
Dornbush, MarilynTigers, Too: Executive Functions/Speed of Processing/Memory: Impact on Academic, Behavioral, and Social Functioning of Students
Greenbaum, JudithHelping Your Adolescent with ADHD and Learning Disabilities: Ready-to-Use Tips, Techniques, and Checklists for School Success
Greenspan, StanleyOvercoming ADHD: Helping Your Child Become Calm, Engaged, and Focused--Without a Pill
Hallowell, EdwardDelivered from Distraction
Hallowell, EdwardDriven to Distraction (series)
Hallowell, Edward and Jensen, Peter S.Superparenting for ADD: An Innovative Approach to Raising Your Distracted Child
Hallowell, NedDriven to Distraction at Work: How to Focus and Be More Productive
Hardy, BenAdult ADHD: The Complete Guide to Living with, Understanding, Improving, and Managing ADHD or ADD as an Adult!
Harvey, ParkerProblem Solvers Guide for Students with ADHD
Jensen, PeterMaking the System Work for Your Child with ADHD
Jergen, RobertThe Little Monster- Growing Up with ADHD
Kelly, KateYou Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?!: The Classic Self-Help Book for Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder
Kilcarr, PatrickVoices from Fatherhood: Fathers, Sons and ADHD
Kutscher, MartinADHD - Living without Brakes
Maher, AliciaFrom Scattered to Centered: Understanding and Overcoming ADHD
Martin, KirkCelebrate ADHD
Nadeau, KathleenSurvival Guide for College Students with ADD or LD
Nadeau, KathleenUnderstanding Girls with ADHD, Updated and Revised: How They Feel and Why They Do What They Do
Nadeau, KathleenUnderstanding Women with ADHD
Newmark, SanfordADHD Without Drugs: A Guide to the Natural Care of Children with ADHD
Orlov, MelissaThe ADHD Effect on Marriage: Understand and Rebuild Your Relationship in Six Steps
Pera, GinaIs It You, Me, or Adult A.D.D.? Stopping the Roller Coaster When Someone You Love Has Attention Deficit Disorder
Puryear, Douglas A.Your Life Can be Better: Using Strategies for Adult ADD/ADHD
Quinn, PatriciaADD and the College Student: A Guide for High School and College Students
Reif, SandraThe ADHD Book of Lists
Safren, StevenMastering Your Adult ADHD: A Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment Program Client Workbook
Silverman, StephanSchool Success for Kids With ADHD
Wiener, CraigParenting Your Child with ADHD: A No-Nonsense Guide for Nurturing Self-Reliance and Cooperation
Zeigler Dendy, ChrisTeenagers with ADD and ADHD: A Guide for Parents and Professionals
Zylowska, LidiaThe Mindfulness Prescription for Adult ADHD: An 8-Step Program for Strengthening Attention, Managing Emotions, and Achieving Yo

Articles and Other Resources

Kids with ADHD must squirm to learn, study says, by University of Central Florida. ScienceDaily, April 17, 2015.  “For decades, frustrated parents and teachers have barked at fidgety children with ADHD to "Sit still and concentrate!" But new research conducted at UCF shows that if you want ADHD kids to learn, you have to let them squirm. The foot-tapping, leg-swinging and chair-scooting movements of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder are actually vital to how they remember information and work out complex cognitive tasks, according to a study published in an early online release of the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology.”

Music Training May Improve Attention, Cut Kids’ Anxiety, by Traci Pedersen. Psych Central, December 25, 2014.  “Musical training may help children focus their attention, control their emotions, and lower their anxiety, according to a new study by psychiatrists at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. The findings are published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. The study is the largest investigation of the link between playing a musical instrument and brain development, according to the authors. Using a database from the National Institutes of Health Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Study of Normal Brain Development, the team was able to analyze the brain scans of 232 children aged six to 18.”

Growing Up with ADHD, by Denise Foley. Time, November 12, 2014.  “Being fidgety and easily distracted are two of the most common and recognized symptoms of ADHD, often leading to poor performance in school, the most recognized fallout of the condition. But the 5% to 11% of American children 4 to 17 years of age who are diagnosed with the disorder—the numbers are up for debate depending on whom you talk to—also face a lifetime of increased risk for accidents, teen pregnancy, drug and alcohol abuse, smoking, and even dying prematurely. Overall, boys (13.2%) are more likely than girls (5.6%) to be given an ADHD diagnosis.”

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Autism Spectrum Disorders/Asperger's Syndrome

Books for Children and Teens

Edwards, AndreannaTaking Autism To School
Gaynot, KateA Friend Like Simon
Lears, LaurieIan's Walk: A Story about Autism
Peete, Holly Robinson and Peete, Ryan ElizabethMy Brother Charlie
Peralta, SarahAll About My Brother
Sabin, EllenThe Autism Acceptance Book: Being a Friend to Someone With Autism
Shally, CelesteSince We're Friends
Thompson, MaryAndy and His Yellow Frisbee
Welton, JudeCan I Tell You About Asperger Syndrome?: A Guide for Friends and Family
Wine, AngelaWhat It Is to Be Me!: An Asperger Kid Book
Wong, AdonyaIn My Mind: The World through the Eyes of Autism

Books and Videos for Adults

Attainment (Video)Straight Talk About Autism: Childhood and Adolescent Issues
Attwood, TonyAspergers Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals
Bashe, PatriciaThe Oasis Guide to Aspergers Syndrome
Ginsberg, DebraRaising Blaze
Grandin, TempleLabeled Autistic
Grandin, TempleThinking in Pictures
Greenspan, StanleyEngaging Autism
Gutstein, StevenThe RDI Book: Forging New Pathways for Autism, Asperger's and PDD with the Relationship Development Intervention Program
Harris, SandraRight from the Start: Behavioral Intervention for Young Children with Autism
Harris, SandraSiblings of Children with Autism
Klass, PerriQuirky Kids
Koegel, RobertTeaching Children with Autism
McAfee, JeanetteNavigating the Social World
Notbohm, Ellen and Zysk, Veronica1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Children with Autism or Asperger's
Notbohm, EllenTen Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew
Ozonoff, SallyParents Guide to Aspergers Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism
Park, ClaraExciting Nirvana: A Daughters Life with Autism
Seroussi, KarynUnraveling the Mystery of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder
Sicile-Kira, ChantalAutism Spectrum Disorders
Stewart, KathrynHelping a Child with NVLD or Aspergers Syndrome
Volkmar, FredHealthcare for Children on the Autism Spectrum
Wheeler, MariaToilet Training for Individuals with Autism or Other Developmental Issues
Willey, LianePretending to be Normal Living with Aspergers
Williams, DonnaNobody, Nowhere

Articles and Other Resources

Sniffing could provide autism test, by James Gallagher. BBC, July 03, 2015.  “The way children sniff different aromas could form the basis of a test for autism, suggest researchers in Israel. People spend longer inhaling the delightful aroma of a bouquet of roses than the foul stench of rotting fish. The results of tests on 36 children, in the journal Current Biology, showed that there appeared to be no such difference in children with autism.”

More Differences Than Similarities Are Found in Autistic Siblings, by Benedict Carey. New York Times, January 26, 2015.  “Most siblings with a diagnosis of autism do not share the same genetic risk factors for the disorder and are as distinct in their behaviors as any brothers and sisters, scientists reported on Monday in a study that came as a surprise to many doctors, if not to parents.”

Learning With Disabilities: One Effort To Shake Up The Classroom, by NPR Staff. NPR, April 27, 2014.  “This is what an inclusive classroom looks like: Children with disabilities sit next to ones who've been deemed "gifted and talented." The mixing is done carefully, and quietly. Students don't necessarily know who's working at what level. Despite a court ruling 25 years ago that gave children with disabilities equal access to general education activities, change has been slow. Today, about 17 percent of students with any disability spend all or most of their days segregated. Children with severe disabilities can still expect that separation.”

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Bipolar Disorder

Books for Children and Teens

Anglada, TracyBrandon and the Bipolar Bear
Anglada, TracyTurbo Max: a Story for Sibs of Children with Bipolar Disorder
Campbell, BebeSometimes My Mommy Gets Angry
Child Bipolar AssocThe Storm in My Brain
Hebert, BrynaAnger Mountain
Hebert, BrynaMy Bipolar Roller Coaster Feelings Book
Hebert, BrynaMy Bipolar Roller Coaster Feelings Workbook
Lewandowski, LisaDarcy Daisey and the Firefly Festival
Papolos, DemitriJeffrey the Lionhearted

Books for Adults

Berger, L.We Heard the Angels of Madness: A Family Guide to Coping with Manic Depression
Birmaher, BorisNew Hope for Children and Teens with BP
Campbell, B.M.72 Hour Hold
Fristad, MaryRaising a Moody Child
Gibbons, K.Sights Unseen
Jamieson, PatrickMind Race
Jamison, KayAn Unquiet Mind
Lederman, JudithThe Ups and Downs of Raising a Bipolar Child
Lyden, J.Daughter of the Queen of Sheba
Lynn, GeorgeSurvival Strategies for Parenting Children with BP
Milkowitz, DavidThe Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide
Papolas, DemetriThe Bipolar Child
Singer, CindyIf Your Child is Bipolar
Steele, DanielleHis Bright Light: The Story of Nick Traina
Torrey, FullerSurviving Manic Depression
Waltz, MitziBipolar Disorder: A guide to Helping Children

Articles and Other Resources

Duration of undiagnosed bipolar disorder unrelated to treatment response, by Joanna Lyford. August 06, 2014.  “The duration of undiagnosed bipolar disorder is unrelated to patients’ clinical status or their response to mood-stabilising medication, study findings indicate.”

It’s Not Just What You Say, It’s How You Say It, by Aimee Swartz. August 03, 2014.  “Even the savviest city dwellers would be lost in a maze of detours and one-way streets without navigation apps. But what about GPS for your mental health—technology that could navigate the peaks and valleys of bipolar disorder? Yep, there’s an app for that, too.”

Unexpected death of a loved one linked to onset of psychiatric disorders, by Columbia University. ScienceDaily, May 29, 2014.  “The sudden loss of a loved one can trigger a variety of psychiatric disorders in people with no history of mental illness, according to researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and colleagues at Columbia's School of Social Work and Harvard Medical School. While previous studies have suggested there is a link between sudden bereavement and an onset of common psychiatric disorders, this is the first study to show the association of acute bereavement and mania in a large population sample.”

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Bullying

Books for Children and Teens

BerenstainBerenstain Bears and the Bully
BerenstainBerenstain Bears and the Double Dare
Brunet, KarenSimon's Hook
Dewdney, AnnaLlama Llama and the Bully Goat
Evans, PatriciaTeen Torment: Overcoming Verbal Abuse at Home and at School
Meyer, Stephanie, et al.Bullying Under Attack: True Stories Written by Teen Victims, Bullies & Bystanders
Romain, TrevorBullies are a Pain in the Brain
Zafris, PeterAnton Acts Up (for ages 4 - 8)
Zafris, PeterDot Spots a Surprise Ending (for ages 4 - 8)
Zafris, PeterTiny T Saves the Day (for ages 4 - 8)

Books and Videos for Adults

(Video)Mean Girls
Coloroso, BarbaraThe Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander: From Preschool to HighSchool--How Parents and Teachers Can Help Break the Cycle
Englander, ElizabethBullying and Cyberbullying
Guerra, Nancy and SmithPreventing Youth Violence in a Multicultural Society
Jacobs, TomTeen Cyberbullying Investigated: Where Do Your Rights End and Consequences Begin?
Kowalski, Robin and Limber, et al.Cyberbullying: Bullying in the Digital Age
Lutzker, JohnPreventing Violence: Research and Evidence-Based Intervention Strategies
Olweus, DanBullying at School: What We Know and What We Can Do
Orpinas, Pamela and HorneBullying Prevention: Creating a Positive School Climate and Developing Social Competence
Savage, Dan and Miller, TerryIt Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying & Creating a Life Worth Living
Simmons, RachelOdd Girl Speaks Out: Girls Write about Bullies, Cliques, Popularity, and Jealousy
Willard, NancyCyberbullying and Cyberthreats: Responding to the Challenge of Online Social Aggression , Threats, and Distress
Wiseman, RosalindBoys, Girls and Other Hazardous Materials
Wiseman, RosalindQueen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and Other Realities of Adolescence

Articles and Other Resources

Bullied kids are more likely to be depressed years later, by Kathryn Doyle. Reuters, June 12, 2015.  “Being bullied in adolescence may make kids more vulnerable to depression in early adulthood and explain almost a third of depression burden at that age, according to a new study in the U.K. Among nearly 4,000 children in southwest England followed from birth, kids who were frequently bullied at age 13 were more than twice as likely to be depressed at age 18 as those who were not bullied – even after accounting for other factors that could contribute to depression risk.”

Gay, lesbian kids more likely to be bullied — even before sexual awareness, by Wire Services. Aljazeera America, May 07, 2015.  “Gay and bisexual children are more likely to be bullied as they are growing up, and a new study suggests that victimization may occur at an early age, before some of those targeted are aware of their sexual orientation. In the first large U.S. study to look at the problem, public school students in three cities were asked about bullying in the 5th, 7th and 10th grades. When they reached high school, they were asked if they identified themselves as gay, lesbian or bisexual. The researchers then looked back at what those kids had said through the years about their experiences being hit, threatened, called names, or excluded. Overall, many of the nearly 4,300 students surveyed said they were bullied, especially at younger ages, according to the study, which was published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine. But the 630 gay and bisexual children suffered it more.”

Bullying by students with disabilities reduced by social-emotional learning, by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. ScienceDaily, March 31, 2015.  “Peer victimization -- bullying -- declined 20 percent among students with disabilities who participated in Second Step social-emotional learning curricula, authors of a new study report. More than 120 students with disabilities at two school districts in the Midwest United States participated in the research, which was part of a larger three-year clinical trial of the widely used social-emotional learning curricula Second Step.”

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Child Abuse and Neglect

Books for Children and Teens

Bean, Barbara and BennettThe Me Nobody Knows: A Guide for Teen Survivors
Conlin, JayanJordan's Story
Evans, PatriciaTeen Torment: Overcoming Verbal Abuse at Home and at School
Fay, JenniferTop Secret- Sexual Assault Information for Teens Only
Hoke, SusanMy Body Is Mine, My Feelings Are Mine
King, KimberlyI Said No! A Kid-to-Kid Guide to Keeping Your Private Parts Private
Loftis, ChrisThe Words Hurt: Helping Children Cope with Verbal Abuse
Spelman, CorneliaYour Body Belongs To You
Starishevsky, JillMy Body Belongs to Me: A book about body safety (for 3-5)
Wachter, OraleeNo More Secrets For Me

Books for Adults

Allender, DanThe Wounded Heart: Hope for Adult Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Aronson Fontes, LisaChild Abuse and Culture: Working with Diverse Families
Bass, Ellen and Davis, LauraThe Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
Clancy, SusanThe Trauma Myth: The Truth About the Sexual Abuse of Children and Its Aftermath
Fisher, AntwoneFinding Fish: A Memoir
Fraser, SylviaMy Father's House: A Memoir of Incest and of Healing
Hagans, KathrynWhen Your Child Has Been Molested: A Parent's Guide to Healing and Recovery
Pelzer, DaveHelp Yourself: Finding Hope, Courage, And Happiness
Rosenzweig, JanetThe Sex-wise Parent: The Parent's Guide to Protecting Your Child, Strengthening Your Family, and Talking to Kids About Sex, Abu

Articles and Other Resources

Institutional neglect changes kids’ brain structure, by Reuters. Fox News, January 27, 2015.  “Kids who were raised in a Romanian institution for abandoned children have smaller heads, smaller brains, and different white matter structure than similar kids who were moved into high-quality foster care at an early age. Even those who were moved into foster care by age two have noticeably different brains from children raised in biological families. The findings show that the brain's wiring "is profoundly interrupted and perturbed and changed by neglect,” said senior author Charles A. Nelson of Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.”

Teaching Children to Calm Themselves, by David Bornstein. New York Times, March 19, 2014.  “Children who experience abuse, neglect, severe stress or sudden separation at a young age can be traumatized. Without appropriate adult support, trauma can interfere with healthy brain development, inhibiting children’s ability to make good decisions, use memory or use sequential thought processes to work through problems.”

Orphans' Lonely Beginnings Reveal How Parents Shape A Child's Brain, by Jon Hamilton. NPR, February 24, 2014.  “Parents do a lot more than make sure a child has food and shelter, researchers say. They play a critical role in brain development. More than a decade of research on children raised in institutions shows that "neglect is awful for the brain," says Charles Nelson, a professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children's Hospital. Without someone who is a reliable source of attention, affection and stimulation, he says, "the wiring of the brain goes awry." The result can be long-term mental and emotional problems.”

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Chronic and Disabling Conditions

Books for Children and Teens

American Cancer SocietyIt Helps to Have Friends
Beran, RoyLearning About Epilepsy
CohnSomeone I Love Has Cancer
Epilepsy FoundationMe and My World
Gosselin, KimTaking Seizure Disorders to School
Kohlenberg, SherrySammy's Mommy Has Cancer
McNeil, OrthoExpressions of Courage
Meyer, DonaldViews From Our Shoes
Parkenson, CarolynMy Mommy Has Cancer
Sherkin-LengerWhen Mommy is Sick
Shriver, MariaQue le Pasa a Timmy?
Shriver, MariaWhat's Wrong With Timmy?
Stuve-DeVitoWe'll Paint the Octopus Red
Weiner, EllenTaking Seizures to School

Books for Adults

Freeman, JohnSeizures and Epilepsy in Childhood
Greenspan, StanleyThe Child with Special Needs
Lavin, JudithSpecial Kids Need Special Parents
Moshe, SolomonParke Davis Manual on Epilepsy
Nowixki, StephenHelping the Child Who Doesn't Fit In
Schachter, StevenThe Brainstorm Family
Schachter, StevenThe Brainstorm Series
Simons, RobinAfter The Tears
Smith, PatriciaChildren with Epilepsy

Articles and Other Resources

Music boosts recovery from surgery, reduces pain, by Kate Kelland. Reuters, August 12, 2015.  “Listening to music before, during and after surgery reduces patients' pain, eases anxiety and lessens the need for painkillers, British scientists said on Thursday. After reviewing evidence from around 7,000 patients, the scientists said people going for surgery should be allowed to choose the music they'd like to hear to maximize the benefit. But they also warned that the music should not interfere with the medical team's communication during an operation.”

Chronic stress may put TBI caregivers at risk for illness, by Janice Neumann. Reuters, February 12, 2015.  “Women caring for partners with traumatic brain injury (TBI) experience enough grief and stress to put their own health at risk, according to a small study of U.S. veterans’ wives and girlfriends. Anger, blame and grief for the loss of the man they once knew were linked to elevated inflammation levels that raise the women’s risk for chronic disease, researchers say, and not being able to turn to their loved one for support only makes things worse.”

Learning With Disabilities: One Effort To Shake Up The Classroom, by NPR Staff. NPR, April 27, 2014.  “This is what an inclusive classroom looks like: Children with disabilities sit next to ones who've been deemed "gifted and talented." The mixing is done carefully, and quietly. Students don't necessarily know who's working at what level. Despite a court ruling 25 years ago that gave children with disabilities equal access to general education activities, change has been slow. Today, about 17 percent of students with any disability spend all or most of their days segregated. Children with severe disabilities can still expect that separation.”

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Depression

Books for Children and Teens

Abblett, Mitch and Willard, ChristopherMindfulness for Teen Depression: A Workbook for Improving Your Mood
Andrews, BethWhy Are You So Sad? : A Child's Book about Parental Depression
Berry, JoyLet's Talk About Feeling Sad
Cobain, BevWhen Nothing Matters Anymore: A Survival Guide for Depressed Teens
Foster, PatriceLeft Across the Border: A Story of Teen Depression
Fusek Peters, Andrews and Peters, PollyThe Color Thief: A Family's Story of Depression
Huebner, DawnWhat to Do When You Grumble Too Much: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Negativity
Khalsa, KathyTaking Depression to School
Lamb-Shapiro, JessicaThe Hyena Who Lost Her Laugh: A Story About Changing Your Negative Thinking
Letran, JacquiI would, but my DAMN MIND won't let me: a teen girl's guide to understanding and controlling her thoughts and feelings
Malcom, DeborahMeh: A Story About Depression
Ratcliffe, JaneSometimes I get Sad (But Now I Know What Makes Me Happy)
Schab, Lisa M.Beyond the Blues: A Workbook to Help Teens Overcome Depression
Sullivan, LakeHow To Get Unstuck From The Negative Muck: A Kid's Guide To Getting Rid Of Negative Thinking

Books for Adults

Beardslee, WilliamWhen a Parent is Depressed: How to Protect Your Children from the Effects of Depression in the Family
Bifulco, AntoniaWednesday's Child: Research into Women's Experience of Neglect and Abuse in Childhood and Adult Depression
Casey, N.Unholy Ghost: Writers on Depression
Gilberts, SarahBeat Teen Depression: Your Perfect Guide in Helping a Depressed Teen
Knaus, William J and Ellis, AlbertThe Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Depression: A Step-by-Step Program
Leman, DavidTeen Depression: The Ultimate Guide To Overcoming Depression For Teens And Young Adults
Machoian, LisaThe Disappearing Girl: Learning the Language of Teenage Depression
McCormack, Sally-AnneStomp Out The ANTs (Automatic Negative Thoughts)
Nicholson, Joanne, et al.Parenting Well When You're Depressed: A Complete Resource for Maintaining a Healthy Family
Oconnor, RichardUndoing Depression: What Therapy Doesn't Teach You and Medication Can't Give You
Real, TerrenceI Don't Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression
Riley, DouglasThe Depressed Child: Parents Guide for Rescuing Kids
Serani, DeborahDepression and Your Child: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers
Serani, DeborahLiving with Depression: Why Biology and Biography Matter along the Path to Hope and Healing
Shields, BrookeDown Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression
Solomon, AndrewThe Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression
Strauss, Claudia J.Talking to Depression: Simple Ways To Connect When Someone In Your Life Is Depressed: Simple Ways To Connect When Someone In Yo
Styron, W.Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness
Wurtzel, ElizProzac Nation

Articles and Other Resources

Campus Suicide and the Pressure of Perfection, by Julie Scelfo. New York Times, July 27, 2015.  “Nationally, the suicide rate among 15- to 24-year-olds has increased modestly but steadily since 2007: from 9.6 deaths per 100,000 to 11.1, in 2013 (the latest year available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). But a survey of college counseling centers has found that more than half their clients have severe psychological problems, an increase of 13 percent in just two years. Anxiety and depression, in that order, are now the most common mental health diagnoses among college students.”

Bullied kids are more likely to be depressed years later, by Kathryn Doyle. Reuters, June 12, 2015.  “Being bullied in adolescence may make kids more vulnerable to depression in early adulthood and explain almost a third of depression burden at that age, according to a new study in the U.K. Among nearly 4,000 children in southwest England followed from birth, kids who were frequently bullied at age 13 were more than twice as likely to be depressed at age 18 as those who were not bullied – even after accounting for other factors that could contribute to depression risk.”

Depression Treatments Inspired By Club Drug Move Ahead In Tests, by Jon Hamilton. NPR, May 28, 2015.  “Antidepressant drugs that work in hours instead of weeks could be on the market within three years, researchers say. The new drugs are based on the anesthetic ketamine, which is also a popular club drug known as Special K. Unlike current antidepressants, which can take weeks to work, ketamine-like drugs have an immediate effect. They also have helped people with depression who didn't respond to other medications. The drug that is furthest along is esketamine, a chemical variant of ketamine that has been designated a potential breakthrough by the Food and Drug Administration. Esketamine is poised to begin Phase 3 trials, and the drug's maker, Johnson & Johnson, plans to seek FDA approval in 2018.”

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Divorce

Books for Children and Teens

Blitzer-Field, MaryMy Life Turned Upside Down, But I Turned It Right Side Up
Brown, MarcDinosaurs Divorce
Ford, Steven and Ford, MelanieMy Parents Are Divorced Too: A Book for Kids by Kids
Gay, KathlynDivorce: The Ultimate Teen Guide
Joselow, BethWhen Divorce Hits Home: Keeping Yourself Together When Your Family Comes Apart
MacGregor, CynthiaThe Divorce Helpbook for Teens
Masural, ClaireTwo Homes
Spelman, Cornelia MaudeMamma and Daddy Bear's Divorce
Stern, ZoeDivorce Is Not the End of the World: Zoe's and Evan's Coping Guide for Kids
Thomas, ShirleyDivorced But Still My Parents

Books for Adults

Beyer, Roberta JDSpeaking of Divorce: How to Talk with Your Kids and Help Them Cope
Fisher, Bruce and Alberti, RobertRebuilding: When Your Relationship Ends
Foster, KateDivorce Is Not The End But A New Beginning: A Step-by-Step Divorce Guide to Help You Deal With Your Feelings and Move On
Hart, RachelGetting Through Divorce: Healthy Ways to Handle it and Move On
Nichols, EmilyDivorce: How to Overcome Depression After Separation and Divorce (Overcoming Depression and Getting Over Divorce)
Pedro Carroll, JoAnnePutting Children First: Proven Parenting Strategies for Helping Children Thrive Through Divorce
Robboy, AnitaAftermarriage: The Myth of Divorce
Rodman, SamanthaHow to Talk to Your Kids about Your Divorce: Healthy, Effective Communication Techniques for Your Changing Family
Wolf, AnthonyWhy Did You Have to Get a Divorce?

Articles and Other Resources

Divorcees 'have more heart attacks', by James Gallagher. BBC, April 15, 2015.  “Divorcees are more likely to have a heart attack than their peers who stay married, US research suggests. An analysis of 15,827 people showed women were worst affected, and barely reduced the risk if they remarried. The study, published in the journal Circulation, argued that chronic stress, linked to divorce, had a long-term impact on the body.”

Everything we think we know about being the child of divorce is wrong, by Danielle Teller, M.D. and Astro Teller. July 31, 2014.  “It is common knowledge that research studies have demonstrated the harmful effects of divorce on children. Surprisingly, that common knowledge turns out not to be supported by evidence. Although proponents of marriage would like us to believe that kids with divorced parents have more emotional, academic and psychological problems than they would have had if their parents had stayed together, no credible data exist to back up those claims.”

Persistent Sleep Problems after Divorce Need Attention, by Rick Nauert, Ph.D. Psych Central, July 18, 2014.  “University of Arizona researchers have discovered that prolonged sleep problems after a divorce may be associated with hypertension. Experts cite a growing body of research that links divorce to significant negative health effects and even early death, yet few studies have looked at why that connection may exist.”

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Eating Disorders

Books for Children and Teens

Sears, WilliamEat Healthy Feel Good

Books and Videos for Adults

Adderholdt, MiriamPerfection
Byrne, KatherineA Parents Guide to Anorexia and Bulimia
Costin, CarolynThe Eating Disorder Sourcebook
Freedman, RitaBody Love
Gilbert, SarahThe Unofficial Guide to Managing Eating Disorders
Goodman, LauraEating Disorders: The Journey to Recovery Workbook
Hall, LindseyBulimia: A Guide to Recovery
Hirschmann, JaneOvercoming Overeating
Hirschmann, JanePreventing Childhood Eating Problems
Hirschmann, JaneWhen Women Stop Hating Their Bodies
Kolodny, NancyThe Beginners Guide to Eating Disorder
Matz, JudithBeyond a Shadow of a Diet
Normandi, CarolOver It
NOVA~PBS (Video)Dying to be Thin
Phillips, KatherineThe Broken Mirror
Pipher, MaryHunger Pains
Roth, GeneenBreaking Free From Compulsive Eating
Roth, GeneenWhy Weight?
Saker, IraDying to be Thin
Schaefer, JenniLife Without Ed
Sell, ChristinaYoga from the Inside Out
Shelley, RosemaryAnorexics on Anorexia
Siegel, MecheleSurviving an Eating Disorder
Thopson, BeckyA Hunger So Wide So Deep
Tribole, EvelynIntuitive Eating
Villapiano, MonaEating Disorders: Time for Change
Zerbe, KathrynBody Betrayed

Articles and Other Resources

Basis for eating disorders found in children as young as eight, by Sarah Boseley. The Guardian, July 23, 2015.  “Children as young as eight can experience dissatisfaction with the size and shape of their body that puts them at risk of eating disorders in their teens, according to a major study which for the first time reveals how early anxieties about body image set in. The largest UK study ever on eating disorders in children followed 6,000 kids to the age of 14. It finds that self-esteem in eight-year-olds is one of the critical predictive factors for problems in the teens.”

New Apps Give Teens Easier, Persistent Access To Mental Help, by Lorraine Sanders. NPR, January 13, 2015.  “A growing technology sector is creating coaching, counseling and monitoring services for teens and young adults fighting eating disorders, depression, anxiety and other mental health issues. The programs promise to open new avenues for those who want or need more mental health care but — because of high service costs, logistical hassles, struggles with stigma or other obstacles — would not otherwise get it. Many focus on crisis intervention — including DoSomething.org's Crisis Text Line, which provides teens free, round-the-clock access to trained counseling and referrals — as well as Mood 24/7, which lets people send a daily text message about how they feel to a doctor, therapist or loved one.”

How Do Teenage Boys Perceive Their Weight? ScienceDaily, November 20, 2014.

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Forensic Psychology

Books for Adults

and Robinson, DanielWild Beasts and Idle Humors: The Insanity Defense from Antiquity to the Present
Hazelwood, Roy and Michaud, StephenDark Dreams: A Legendary FBI Profiler Examines Homicide and the Criminal Mind
Kupers, Terry and Toch, HansPrison Madness: The Mental Health Crisis Behind Bars and What We Must Do About It
Ramsland, KatherineThe Forensic Psychology of Criminal Mind
Winslade, William and Ross, JudithThe Insanity Plea: The Uses & Abuses of the Insanity Defense

Articles and Other Resources

Boys Become Criminals by Talking About It First, by Anthony Biglan. New York Magazine, February 25, 2015.  “Tom Dishion and his colleagues were trying to learn more about why some kids become delinquent. He and many other behavioral scientists knew that most adolescents who get in trouble do so with other adolescents. Delinquency is a group enterprise. But Dishion took the research a step further. He wanted to see if he could actually observe the social influence processes that motivate kids to defy adult expectations and engage in criminal acts.”

Psychopathic violent offenders’ brains can’t understand punishment, by University of Montreal. ScienceDaily, January 27, 2015.  “Psychopathic violent offenders have abnormalities in the parts of the brain related to learning from punishment, according to an MRI study led by Sheilagh Hodgins and Nigel Blackwood. "One in five violent offenders is a psychopath. They have higher rates of recidivism and don't benefit from rehabilitation programmes. Our research reveals why this is and can hopefully improve childhood interventions to prevent violence and behavioural therapies to reduce recidivism," explained Professor Hodgins of the University of Montreal and Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Montréal. "Psychopathic offenders are different from regular criminals in many ways. Regular criminals are hyper-responsive to threat, quick-tempered and aggressive, while psychopaths have a very low response to threats, are cold, and their [aggression] is premeditated," added Dr. Nigel Blackwood, who is affiliated with King's College London. "Evidence is now accumulating to show that both types of offenders present abnormal, but distinctive, brain development from a young age."”

Thousands of prisoners treated for mental illness, by Johnson, Kevin. USA Today, July 24, 2014.  “The nation's largest prison system has spent more than $36.5 million on psychotropic drugs to treat thousands of offenders in the past four years, according to federal Bureau of Prisons data supplied to USA TODAY.”

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Grief and Loss

Books for Children and Teens

Brown, Marc and Krasny Brown, LaurieWhen Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death
Davis, Gabriel and Dennen, SueThe Moving Book: A Kids' Survival Guide
Durant, AlanAlways and Forever
Thomas, PatI Miss You: A First Look at Death
White, E.B.Charlotte's Web
WigglesworthPenny Bears' Gift of Love
Wilhelm, HansI'll Always Love You

Books for Adults

Davis Konigsberg, RuthThe Truth About Grief: The Myth of Its Five Stages and the New Science of Loss
Guest, JudithOrdinary People
Heiney, SueCancer in the Family: Helping Children Cope with a Parent
Horsley, Gloria and Horsley, HeidiTeen Grief Relief: Parenting with Understanding Support and Guidance
Kubler-Ross, ElisabethOn Children and Death
Kubler-Ross, ElisabethOn Death and Dying
Kubler-Ross, ElisabethQuestions and Answers on Death and Dying
Neeld, Elizabeth7 Choices: Finding Daylight After Loss Shatters Your World
Requarth, MargoAfter a Parent's Suicide: Helping Children Heal
Russel, NeilCan I Still Kiss You?

Articles and Other Resources

Chronic stress may put TBI caregivers at risk for illness, by Janice Neumann. Reuters, February 12, 2015.  “Women caring for partners with traumatic brain injury (TBI) experience enough grief and stress to put their own health at risk, according to a small study of U.S. veterans’ wives and girlfriends. Anger, blame and grief for the loss of the man they once knew were linked to elevated inflammation levels that raise the women’s risk for chronic disease, researchers say, and not being able to turn to their loved one for support only makes things worse.”

Does Laughing Have Real Health Benefits?, by Markham Heid. Time, November 19, 2014.  “It may not be the best medicine. But laughter’s great for you, and it may even compare to a proper diet and exercise when it comes to keeping you healthy and disease free. Berk says your mind, hormone system and immune system are constantly communicating with one another in ways that impact everything from your mood to your ability to fend off sickness and disease. Take grief: “Grief induces stress hormones, which suppress your immune function, which can lead to sickness,” he says. Hardly a week goes by without new research tying stress to another major ailment.”

‘Exposure therapy’ helps patients with prolonged grief, by Kathryn Doyle. Reuters, October 23, 2014.  “Adding one-on-one sessions focused on reliving the experience of losing a loved one to regular group therapy appears to help more patients with prolonged grief, according to a new study. Most people who lose a loved one feel stress, grieve and adapt over time. But seven to 10 percent of people get stuck in the grief phase and have persistent yearning for the deceased, difficulty in accepting the death, a sense of meaninglessness, bitterness about the death and difficulty in engaging in new activities, said lead author Richard A. Bryant of the School of Psychology at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.”

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Hoarding

Books and Videos for Adults

Curry, Arwen and Tanner, Cerissa(Video) Stuffed : A Documentary Film
Montag, Kris Britt(Video) Packrat
Neziroglu, Fugen and Bubrick, Jerome, et al.Overcoming Compulsive Hoarding
Steketee, Gail and Frost, RandyCompulsive hoarding and acquiring: Therapist Guide
Steketee, Gail and Frost, RandyCompulsive hoarding and acquiring: Workbook
Tolin, David and Frost, Randy, et al.Buried in Treasures : Help for compulsive acquiring, saving and hoarding
Tompkins, Michael and Hartl, TamaraDigging Out : Helping your loved one manage clutter, hoarding and compulsive acquiring

Articles and Other Resources

Children of Hoarders on Leaving the Cluttered Nest, by Steven Kurutz. New York Times, May 11, 2011.  “Children of hoarders often display a tortured ambivalence toward their parents, perhaps because unlike spouses or friends of hoarders, they had little choice but to live amid the junk.”

Tools to Reduce Stigma of Mental Illness, by Rick Nauert. Psych Central, May 14, 2010.  “Researchers have announced a new intervention that can improve the quality of life and self-esteem among persons with serious mental illness.”

A Clutter Too Deep for Mere Bins and Shelves, by Tara Parker-Pope. New York Times, January 01, 2008.  “Disorganization may be a person problem, not a house problem.”

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Homelessness

Books for Children and Teens

Davis, Gabriel and Dennen, SueThe Moving Book: A Kids' Survival Guide

Books for Adults

Agness, PhyllisNo Place at the Table
Hopper, KimReckoning With Homelessness
Jencks, ChristopherThe Homeless
Liebow, ElliotTell Them Who I Am: The Lives of Homeless Women
Walsh, MaryMoving to Nowhere: Children's Stories of Homelessness

Articles and Other Resources

Mayor Walsh Aims to End Homelessness Among Boston’s Veterans by 2015, by Zeninjor Enwemeka. July 09, 2014.  “The “Boston Homes for the Brave” initiative seeks to house 400 homeless veterans in the city, the mayor’s office announced today.”

Hotels becoming long-term housing for homeless families, by MyFoxBoston.com. February 23, 2014.  “Living in a budget hotel room is supposed to be temporary housing for homeless families, but new information released by the state shows that nearly 400 homeless families have been living in hotels – free of charge – for more than a year, with some families living in hotels since 2011.”

Homelessness: Cheaper to Fix Than to Let Fester, by James, Charley. July 19, 2012.  “It costs (government) about $40,000 a year for a homeless person to be on the streets. That works out to roughly $110 a night, or more expensive than staying in a budget motel along the interstate.”

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Internet and Media Safety

Books for Adults

Carr, NicholasThe Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains
Mayer-Schönberger, ViktorDelete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age
Steyer, JamesThe Other Parent: The Inside Story of the Media's Effect on Our Children
Turkle, SherryAlone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other

Articles and Other Resources

New Apps Give Teens Easier, Persistent Access To Mental Help, by Lorraine Sanders. NPR, January 13, 2015.  “A growing technology sector is creating coaching, counseling and monitoring services for teens and young adults fighting eating disorders, depression, anxiety and other mental health issues. The programs promise to open new avenues for those who want or need more mental health care but — because of high service costs, logistical hassles, struggles with stigma or other obstacles — would not otherwise get it. Many focus on crisis intervention — including DoSomething.org's Crisis Text Line, which provides teens free, round-the-clock access to trained counseling and referrals — as well as Mood 24/7, which lets people send a daily text message about how they feel to a doctor, therapist or loved one.”

Have you had the 'sext' talk with your kids?, by Geetha Parachuru. CNN, June 30, 2014.  “It’s called sexting, the act of sending and/or receiving sexually explicit text or photo messages via your mobile phone. And one in five middle school-aged students are doing it, according to a new study published in the medical journal Pediatrics. Among the 1,285 Los Angeles students aged 10 to 15 surveyed for the study, 20% reported having received at least one sext, while 5% reported having sent at least one sext.”

Phone app keeps recovering alcoholics from falling off the wagon, by Deborah Kotz. March 27, 2014.  “Recovering alcoholics who used an experimental smart phone app had a far easier time avoiding alcohol for up to a year after they left rehab compared to those who didn’t use the app. That’s based on a new trial involving nearly 350 recovering alcoholics, which found that those randomly assigned to use the app had an average of 1.4 binge drinking days per month — consuming three or four alcoholic beverages in two hours — compared to 2.8 days for those who didn’t get the app. The users of the app, called A-CHESS, were also 22 percent more likely to maintain their abstinence from alcohol, according to the study published on Wednesday in the journal JAMA Psychiatry.”

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Learning Disabilities and Differences

Books for Children and Teens

Gehret, JeanneThe Don't Give Up Kid
Levine, MelAll Kinds of Minds
Moynihan, LaurenTaking Dyslexia To School
Stern, JudithMany Ways To Learn

Books and Videos for Adults

Alliance for TechnologyComputer Resources for People with Disabilities
Anderson, WinfredNegotiating the Special Education Maze
Beil, LindseyRaising a Sensory Smart Child
Capper, LizanneThat's My Child
Citro, AllissaTransitional Skills for Post Secondary Success
Citro, TeressaThe Experts Speak
Dornbush, MarilynTeaching the Tiger: A Handbook for Individuals Involved in the Education of Students with ADHD, Tourette Syndrome or OCD
Jamison, KayExuberance the Passion for Life
Kranowitz, CarolThe Out of Sync Child
Kranowitz, CarolThe Out of Sync Child Has Fun
Kranowitz, Carol (Video)(Video) The Out of Sync Child
Lavoie, Richard(Video) Learning Disabilities and Social Skills-last one picked, first one...
Lavoie, Richard(Video) Understanding Learning Disabilities: How difficult can this be?
Lee, ChristopherFaking It: Look into the mind of a creative learner
Lelewer, NancySomething is Not Right
Levine, Mel(Video) Misunderstood Minds
Levine, MelA Mind at a Time
Levine, MelAll Kinds of Minds
Levine, MelKeeping Ahead in School
Levine, MelThe Myth of Laziness
Mangrum, CharlesCollege with Programs for Students with LD
Markova, DonnaHow Your Child is Smart
National Research CounselStarting Out Right
Shaywitz, SallyOvercoming Dyslexia
Silver, LarryThe Misunderstood Child
Stewart, KathrynHelping a Child with NVLD or Aspergers Syndrome
Tanguay, PamelaNonverbal Learning Disabilities at Home
Tanguay, PamelaNonverbal Learning Disabilities at School
Thompson, SueThe Source for Nonverbal Learning Disabilities
Turrie, CherylChallenging Voices
Whitley, MichaelBright Minds, Poor Grades

Articles and Other Resources

Predicting Dyslexia — Even Before Children Learn to Read, by Rachel Zimmerman. May 23, 2014.  “New research shows it’s possible to pick up some of the signs of dyslexia in the brain even before kids learn to read. And this earlier identification may start to substantially influence how parents, educators and clinicians tackle the disorder.”

Learning With Disabilities: One Effort To Shake Up The Classroom, by NPR Staff. NPR, April 27, 2014.  “This is what an inclusive classroom looks like: Children with disabilities sit next to ones who've been deemed "gifted and talented." The mixing is done carefully, and quietly. Students don't necessarily know who's working at what level. Despite a court ruling 25 years ago that gave children with disabilities equal access to general education activities, change has been slow. Today, about 17 percent of students with any disability spend all or most of their days segregated. Children with severe disabilities can still expect that separation.”

Teens with Learning Disabilities Benefit from Closer Relationships, by Rick Nauert, Ph.D. Psych Central, April 29, 2013.  “Many kids with learning disabilities also face social and emotional challenges, which in adolescence can lead to depression, anxiety and isolation.”

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Military Families

Books for Children and Teens

Andrews, BethI Miss You!: A Military Kid's Book About Deployment
Davis, Gabriel and Dennen, SueThe Moving Book: A Kids' Survival Guide
Ehrmantraut, BrendaNight Catch
Hoyt, Carmen R.Daddy's in Iraq, but I Want him Back
Skolmoski, StephanieA Paper Hug

Books for Adults

Dumler, ElaineI'm Already Home...Again - Keeping Your Family Close While on Assignment or Deployment
Hoge, CharlesOnce a Warrior - Always a Warrior: Navigating the Transition from Combat to Home
Military Family Network (MFN)Your Military Family Network: Your Connection to Military Friendly Businesses, Resources, Benefits, Information and Advice
Pavlicin, KarenLife After Deployment: Military families share reunion stories and advice
Pavlicin, KarenSurviving Deployment: A Guide for Military Families

Articles and Other Resources

New Study Finds Many Veterans Live With War Trauma Throughout Their Lives, by Lucy Perkins. NPR, July 24, 2015.  “A new study of veterans from the Vietnam War has troubling implications for troops who fought much more recently — in Afghanistan and Iraq. The study suggests that 40 years since the Vietnam War ended, hundreds of thousands of those vets still struggle every day with mental health problems linked to the traumas they experienced. It was published in the latest issue of JAMA Psychiatry.”

On-Line Intervention Reduces Suicide Risk in Veterans, by Rick Nauert. Psych Central, December 05, 2014.  “A new study suggests a brief online intervention may help veterans reduce the risk of suicide. In their research, psychologist from Florida State University developed a simple computer-based approach to treating anxiety sensitivity. They believe the software may provide significant benefit for veterans and other groups who are considered at risk for suicide.”

Army Enlistees Similar to Civilians But Some Disorders More Prevalent, by Rick Nauert. Psych Central, October 27, 2014.  “Emerging research suggests that while military enrollees do not share the exact psychological profile as socio-demographically comparable civilians, they are more similar than previously thought. One study found that new soldiers and matched civilians are equally likely to have experienced at least one major episode of mental illness in their lifetime (38.7 percent of new soldiers; 36.5 percent of civilians).”

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Multiculturalism

Books for Children and Teens

Heather, AlexanderA Child's Introduction to the World: Geography, Cultures, and People - From the Grand Canyon to the Great Wall of China
Nayer, JudyAt the Park
Pollock, David C. and Van Reken, Ruth E.Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds
Reynolds, JanThis Is My Home
Sanders, Nancy I.A Kid's Guide to African American History: More than 70 Activities (A Kid's Guide series)
Tatum, Beverly DanielWhy Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria: And Other Conversations About Race (for 16+)
Taylor, GayliaFirst Day of School
Taylor-Butler, ChristineWhat Time Is It?

Books for Adults

Alexander, MichelleThe New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
Aronson Fontes, LisaChild Abuse and Culture: Working with Diverse Families
Coyhis, Don L.Understanding Native American Culture: Insights for Recovery Professionals and Other Wellness Practitioners
Fernando, SumanMental Health, Race and Culture: Third Edition
Frankenburg, RuthWhite Women, Race Matters: The Social Construction of Whiteness (Gender, Racism, Ethnicity)
MacDonald, M.All Souls: A Family Story from Southie
Mason, B.In Country
Zacharoff, M.D,, Kevin L. and Zeis, Joanne, et al.Cross-Cultural Pain Management: Effective Treatment of Pain in the Hispanic Population

Articles and Other Resources

High socioeconomic status increases discrimination, depression risk in black young adults, by Massachusetts General Hospital. ScienceDaily, December 18, 2014.  “An investigation into factors related to disparities of depression in young adults has found that higher parental education -- which has a protective effect for white youth -- can also increase the risk of depression for black youth. The MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) study published online in the Journal of Pediatrics also found that, among high-socioeconomic-status black youth, greater perceptions of being discriminated against cancelled out the protective effects of parental education”

Redefining Race Relations: It Begins at Home, by Erlanger Turner. American Psychological Assosciation, September 18, 2014.  “In the United States, race relations has had its challenges across history. Although strides have been made over the course of history, we continue to battle racism and injustice in the 21st century. The recent incident in Ferguson, Missouri has re-energized efforts to address race relations, racism, and discrimination. If you’ve been avoiding media or hiding from technology, CNN has provided information on their website detailing the events and current status.”

Mayor Walsh Aims to End Homelessness Among Boston’s Veterans by 2015, by Zeninjor Enwemeka. July 09, 2014.  “The “Boston Homes for the Brave” initiative seeks to house 400 homeless veterans in the city, the mayor’s office announced today.”

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Books for Children and Teens

Foster, ConstanceKids Like Me
Hesser, TerryKissing Doorknobs (Teens)
Huebner, DawnWhat to Do When You Worry Too Much:A Kid's Guide
Huebner, DawnWhat to Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck:A Kid's Guide
March, JohnTalking Back to OCD: The Program That Helps Kids and Teens Say "No Way" -- and Parents Say "Way to Go"
Moritz, E. Katia and Jablonsky, JenniferBlink, Blink, Clop, Clop: Why Do We Do Things We Can't Stop? An OCD Storybook
Pinto, AureenUp and Down the Worry Hill

Books for Adults

Bell, J.Rewind, Replay, Repeat: A Memoir of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Chansky, Tamar E.Freeing Your Child from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Powerful, Practical Program for Parents of Children and Adolescents
Colas, EmilyJust Checking: Scenes from the Life of an Obsessive-Compulsive
Fitzgibbons, Lee and Pedrick, CherleneHelping Your Child With OCD: A Workbook for Parents of Children With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Foa, EdnaStop Obsessing!: How to Overcome your Obsessions and Compulsions (Revised Edition)
Foust, TraciNowhere Near Normal: A Memoir of OCD
Gravitz, HerbertObsessive Compulsive Disorder-New Help for the Family
Hyman, Bruce and Pedrick, CherleneThe OCD Workbook: Your Guide to Breaking Free from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
March, John and Mulle, KarenOCD in Children and Adolescents: A Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment Manual
Neziroglu, Fugen and Yaryura-Tobias, Jose A.Over and Over Again: Understanding Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Summers, MarcEverything in Its Place
Wagner, AureenWhat To Do When Your Child has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Wilensky, AmyPassing for Normal: A Memoir of Compulsion

Articles and Other Resources

In Texting Era, Crisis Hotlines Put Help at Youths’ Fingertips, by Leslie Kaufman. New York Times, February 04, 2014.  “While counseling by phone remains far more prevalent, texting has become such a fundamental way to communicate, particularly among people under 20, that crisis groups have begun to adopt it as an alternative way of providing emergency services and counseling. Texting provides privacy that can be crucial if a person feels threatened by someone near them, counselors say. It also looks more natural if the teenager is in public.”

Wariness on Surgery of the Mind, by Benedict Carey. New York Times, February 14, 2011.  “In recent years, many psychiatrists have come to believe that the last, best chance for some people with severe and intractable mental problems is psychosurgery, an experimental procedure in which doctors operate directly on the brain.”

Predicting Treatment Success for Child OCD, by Rick Nauert. Psych Central, October 18, 2010.  “A new research effort may help clinicians better predict how a child with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) will respond to some of the most commonly used treatment approaches.”

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Parenting Advice and Support

Books for Children and Teens

Ryan, AmyVibes (for ages 14-16 years)
Verdick, ElizabethWords Are Not for Hurting (for ages 4-7 years)

Books for Adults

Gallagher, Gina and Konjoian, PatriciaShut Up About...Your Perfect Kid!
Pruett, Kyle and PruettPartnership Parenting
Seligman, MartinThe Optimistic Child : A Proven Program to Safeguard Children Against Depression and Build Lifelong Resilience

Articles and Other Resources

That's Not Fair! Crime And Punishment In A Preschooler's Mind, by Nadia Whitehead. NPR, June 24, 2015.  “Toddlers can throw their fair share of tantrums, especially when you don't yield to their will. But by age 3, it turns out, the little rug rats actually have a burgeoning sense of fairness and are inclined to right a wrong. When they see someone being mistreated, children as young as 3 years old will intervene on behalf of others nearly as often as for themselves, a study published this month in Current Biology suggests. Just don't ask them to punish the perpetrator.”

What Babies Understand About Adult Sadness, by Maanvi Singh. NPR, June 12, 2015.  “Babies tend to wear their hearts on their tiny little sleeves. They cry because you took away that thing they picked up off the floor and then put in their mouths. They cry because they're tired. Sometimes, they cry just because. But by the middle of their second year of life, it turns out, babies do understand that a stiff upper lip can be appropriate in certain situations. Children this age show more concern for adults who overtly express sadness, according to a study published this week, but they're also understanding of people who are more emotionally reserved.”

Teenage Dreams: Parents can help their teens succeed in school, by Bari Walsh. Harvard Graduate School of Education, March 16, 2015.  “When children reach adolescence, everything that’s joyful, challenging, and surprising — or sanity-sapping — about being a parent seems suddenly to multiply. But hang in there. Just when it may feel like your kids are beginning to pull away, your involvement — and support — matters profoundly. A body of research has already shown that parenting practices in early adolescence are predictive of later educational achievement. Now, some new findings by Professor Nancy Hill of the Harvard Graduate School of Education are showing the importance of one particular practice: helping teens set goals and explore interests.”

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Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Books for Children and Teens

Andrews, BethWhy Are You So Scared?: A Child's Book About Parents With PTSD
Dunn Buron, KariWhen My Worries Get Too Big! A Relaxation Book for Children Who Live with Anxiety

Books for Adults

Cori, Jasmin LeeHealing from Trauma: A Survivor's Guide to Understanding Your Symptoms and Reclaiming Your Life
Handy, MarlaNo Comfort Zone: Notes on Living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Hoge, CharlesOnce a Warrior - Always a Warrior: Navigating the Transition from Combat to Home
Monahon, CynthiaChildren and Trauma:A Parent's Guide to Helping Children Heal
Orange, CynthiaShock Waves: A Practical Guide to Living with a Loved One's PTSD
Schiraldi, GlennThe Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook: A Guide to Healing, Recovery, and Growth
Williams, Mary Beth and Poijula, SoiliThe PTSD Workbook: Simple, Effective Techniques for Overcoming Traumatic Stress Symptoms

Articles and Other Resources

How Childhood Trauma Could Be Mistaken for ADHD, by Rebecca Ruiz. The Atlantic, July 07, 2014.  “Considered a heritable brain disorder, one in nine U.S. children—or 6.4 million youth—currently have a diagnosis of ADHD. In recent years, parents and experts have questioned whether the growing prevalence of ADHD has to do with hasty medical evaluations, a flood of advertising for ADHD drugs, and increased pressure on teachers to cultivate high-performing students. Now Brown and other researchers are drawing attention to a compelling possibility: Inattentive, hyperactive, and impulsive behavior may in fact mirror the effects of adversity, and many pediatricians, psychiatrists, and psychologists don’t know how—or don’t have the time—to tell the difference.”

A Revolutionary Approach to Treating PTSD, by Jeneen Interlandi. New York Times, May 22, 2014.  “Bessel van der Kolk wants to change the way we heal a traumatized mind — by starting with the body. He suggests, 'if we can help our patients tolerate their own bodily sensations, they’ll be able to process the trauma themselves.’”

Teaching Children to Calm Themselves, by David Bornstein. New York Times, March 19, 2014.  “Children who experience abuse, neglect, severe stress or sudden separation at a young age can be traumatized. Without appropriate adult support, trauma can interfere with healthy brain development, inhibiting children’s ability to make good decisions, use memory or use sequential thought processes to work through problems.”

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Postpartum Depression

Books for Adults

Bennett, ShoshanaBeyond the Blues: Prenatal and Postpartum Depression
Huysman, ArleneA Mother's Tears: Understanding the Mood Swings That Follow Childbirth
Kleiman, KarenThe Postpartum Husband - Practical Solutions for living with Postpartum Depression
Kleiman, KarenThis Isn't What I Expected: Overcoming Postpartum Depression
Misri, SheilaShouldn't I be Happy: Emotional Problems of Pregnant and Postpartum Women
Placksin, SallyMothering the New Mother: Women's Feelings and Needs After childbirth A Resource and Support Guide
Roan, Sharon L.Postpartum Depression - Every Woman's Guide to diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention
Shields, BrookeDown Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression

Articles and Other Resources

Birth-Defect Risk From Antidepressants Is Seen as Small, by Betsy McKay. Wall St. Journal, July 08, 2015.  “The risk of some birth defects increases just slightly when pregnant women take certain antidepressants, according to a large study published Wednesday that sheds new light on a much-debated topic. The study, published in BMJ, a medical journal, found associations between certain birth defects and two antidepressants—Prozac, or fluoxetine, and Paxil, or paroxetine—taken in the month before pregnancy and through the first trimester. But it found no such links with three other antidepressants: Zoloft, or sertraline, the drug taken by most participants in the study’s control group, who were in treatment for depression, as well as Celexa, or citalopram, and Lexapro, or escitalopram.”

Signs of Postpartum Depression May Appear Months After Initial Screening, by The Wall Street Journal. The Wall St. Journal, June 22, 2015.  “Screening women for symptoms of depression shortly after giving birth may fail to identify those at high risk to develop postpartum depression in later months, says a study in the Annals of Family Medicine. For many women, the first signs of depression appeared months later, the study found. Surprisingly, women who appeared least likely to develop depression after giving birth were later found to be at greatest risk. Currently, women aren’t routinely screened for postpartum depression in the U.S.”

People Have Misconceptions About Miscarriage, And That Can Hurt, by Katherine Hobson. NPR, May 08, 2015.  “Most people think a miscarriage is rare, and many believe that if a woman loses a pregnancy that she brought it upon herself. Neither of those things is true, but the enduring beliefs cause great pain to women and their partners. In fact, almost half of people who have experienced a miscarriage or whose partner has had one feel guilty, according to a survey to be published Monday in Obstetrics & Gynecology. More than a quarter of them felt shame. Many felt they'd lost a child.”

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Psychosis

Books for Children and Teens

Friedman, MichelleEverything You Need to Know About Schizophrenia (for 12)
Olson, LaurieHe Was Still My Daddy: Coming to Terms With Mental Illness

Books for Adults

Bartok, MiraThe Memory Palace: A Memoir
Cockburn, Patrick and CockburnHenry's Demons: Living with Schizophrenia, A Father and Son's Story
Deveson, A.Tell Me I'm Here: One Family's Experience of Schizophrenia
Holman, V.Rescuing Patty Hearst: Memoirs From a Decade Gone Mad
Nasrala, HenryThe Patient with Schizophrenia
Neugeboren, J.Imagining Robert: My Brother, Madness, and Survival: A Memoir
Saks, E.R.The Center Can Not Hold: My Journey Through Madness
Schiller & Bennett, L. & A.The Quiet Room
Sheehan, S.Is There No Place on Earth for Me?
Simon, C.Mad House: Growing Up in the Shadow of Mentally Ill Siblings
Steele, DanThe Day the Voices Stopped
Torray, ESurviving Schizophrenia
Torrey, E. FullerSurviving Schizophrenia: A Manual for Families, Patients, and Providers
Wagner & Spiro, P.S. & C.Divided Minds: Twin Sisters and Their Journey Through Schizophrenia

Articles and Other Resources

Childhood trauma linked to early psychosis later in life, by Medical Xpress. Medical Xpress, March 18, 2015.  “Research showing that patients with early psychosis report high rates of childhood trauma has important implications for clinicians, a University of Queensland psychologist has found. UQ Centre for Clinical Research and Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research psychologist Mr Michael Duhig said more than three-quarters of early psychosis patients reported exposure to childhood trauma, including one or a combination of emotional, physical or sexual abuse or physical neglect.”

Halting Schizophrenia Before It Starts, by Marvi Lacar. NPR, October 20, 2014.  “That first psychotic break can lead to a series of disasters: social isolation, hospitalization, medications with sometimes disabling side effects, and future psychotic episodes. So, what if you could intervene earlier, before any of that? Could you stop the process from snowballing? The program draws on research suggesting that schizophrenia unfolds much more slowly than might be obvious, even to families.”

Predicting future course of psychotic illness, by University of Adelaide. ScienceDaily, October 01, 2014.  “University of Adelaide psychiatry researchers have developed a model that could help to predict a patient's likelihood of a good outcome from treatment -- from their very first psychotic episode. The model is based on a range of factors, including clinical symptoms, cognitive abilities, MRI scans of the brain's structure, and biomarkers in the patient's blood.”

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Rape and Sexual Assault

Books for Children and Teens

Bean, Barbara and BennettThe Me Nobody Knows: A Guide for Teen Survivors
Girard, Linda WalvoordMy Body Is Private
Kehoe, Patricia and DeachSomething Happened and I'm Scared to Tell: A Book for Young Victims of Abuse
Kleven, Sandy, et al.The Right Touch: A Read-Aloud Story to Help Prevent Child Sexual Abuse
Starishevsky, JillMy Body Belongs to Me: A book about body safety (for 3-5)

Books for Adults

Allender, DanThe Wounded Heart: Hope for Adult Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Bass, Ellen and Davis, LauraThe Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
Braswell, LindaQuest for Respect: A Healing Guide for Survivors of Rape
Davis, LauraAllies in Healing: When the Person You Love Was Sexually Abused As a Child, A Support Book
Hagans, KathrynWhen Your Child Has Been Molested: A Parent's Guide to Healing and Recovery
Lew, Mike and BassVictims No Longer: Men Recovering from Incest and Other Sexual Child Abuse
Raine, NancyAfter Silence: Rape & My Journey Back
Sebold, AliceLucky: A Memoir
Warshaw, RobinI Never Called It Rape: The Ms. Report on Recognizing, Fighting, and Surviving Date and Acquaintance Rape

Articles and Other Resources

Study: Rape prevention training works, cuts sex assault risk, by The Associated Press. Aljazeera America, June 11, 2015.  “A program that taught college women ways to prevent sexual assault cut in half the chances they would be raped over the next year, a Canadian study found. It was the first large, scientific test of resistance training, and the strong results should spur more universities to offer it, experts say. Five percent of freshman women who went through the four-session program said they had been raped during the following year, compared to 10 percent of others who were just given brochures on assault prevention. Attempted rapes also were lower — about 3 percent in the training group versus more than 9 percent of the others.”

When Campus Rapists Don’t Think They’re Rapists, by Victoria Bekiempis. Newsweek, January 09, 2015.  “Nearly one-third of college men admit they might rape a woman if they could get away with it, a new study on campus sexual assault claims. Of those men, however, far fewer will admit this if the word rape is actually used during the course of questioning. Approximately 32 percent of study participants said that they would have “intentions to force a woman to sexual intercourse” if ‘‘nobody would ever know and there wouldn’t be any consequences.’’ Yet only 13.6 percent admit to having “any intentions to rape a woman” under these same circumstances. With the exception of one survey that was not counted because of inconclusive answers, all of the men who admitted to rape intentions also admitted to forced intercourse intentions. (Worth noting: Though the legal definition of rape varies from state to state, these researchers are using the widely agreed upon definition of the word as “intercourse by use of force or threat of force against a victim’s wishes.”)”

It's getting safer to be a child in the U.S., by Jen Christensen. CNN, May 01, 2014.  “Despite all the national headlines about school shootings and other violence, life has actually gotten a lot safer for American children, according to a new study. Instances in which children were the victims of crimes such as assaults or violence such as bullying have declined significantly, according to the study, which appears in the most recent edition of the JAMA Pediatrics. Researchers compared rates of 50 different types of violence and crime over time. Of those categories, 27 saw significant declines between 2003 and 2011.”

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Relationship Violence

Books for Children and Teens

Davis, DianeSomething Is Wrong At My House
Hochban, TyHear My Roar: A Story of Family Violence

Books for Adults

Amin, RenairDomestically Cursed: A Story On Partnership Violence
Bancroft, LundyWhen Dad Hurts Mom: Helping Your Children Heal the Wounds of Witnessing Abuse
Bancroft, LundyWhy Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men
Cooke, KazEscaping Control & Abuse: How to Get Out of a Bad Relationship & Recover from Assault
Dugan, Meg and Hock, RogerIt's My Life Now: Starting Over After an Abusive Relationship or Domestic Violence
MacDonald, M.All Souls: A Family Story from Southie
Weiss, ElaineFamily and Friends' Guide to Domestic Violence: How to Listen, Talk and Take Action When Someone You Care About is Being Abused
Weiss, ElaineSurviving Domestic Violence: Vioces of Women Who Broke Free

Articles and Other Resources

Spousal abuse: The ‘silent illness’ driving women into homelessness, by Lisa De Bode. Aljazeera America, August 14, 2015.  “Domestic violence is the leading cause of homelessness for women, according to John Lozier, the executive director at the National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC). That link is nothing new. A study of 220 homeless families in sheltered accommodation that was published in The American Journal of Public Health in 1997 found that two-thirds of mothers have a history of domestic violence. Yet medical practitioners don’t routinely screen for the abuse and aren’t trained to act on the symptoms, missing opportunities to rehabilitate women and help them stave off homelessness.”

When Campus Rapists Don’t Think They’re Rapists, by Victoria Bekiempis. Newsweek, January 09, 2015.  “Nearly one-third of college men admit they might rape a woman if they could get away with it, a new study on campus sexual assault claims. Of those men, however, far fewer will admit this if the word rape is actually used during the course of questioning. Approximately 32 percent of study participants said that they would have “intentions to force a woman to sexual intercourse” if ‘‘nobody would ever know and there wouldn’t be any consequences.’’ Yet only 13.6 percent admit to having “any intentions to rape a woman” under these same circumstances. With the exception of one survey that was not counted because of inconclusive answers, all of the men who admitted to rape intentions also admitted to forced intercourse intentions. (Worth noting: Though the legal definition of rape varies from state to state, these researchers are using the widely agreed upon definition of the word as “intercourse by use of force or threat of force against a victim’s wishes.”)”

Is violence more common in same-sex relationships?, by Joanna Jolly. BBC, November 18, 2014.  “Last year, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released figures showing people in same-sex relationships experience levels of domestic violence just as often as those in heterosexual relationships. But the conclusions of another study this year by the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago - a review of data from four earlier studies, involving 30,000 participants - go further. "One of our startling findings was that rates of domestic violence among same-sex couples is pretty consistently higher than for opposite sex couples," says Richard Carroll, a psychologist and co-author of the report.”

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Self Injury

Books for Adults

Alderman, TracyThe Scarred Soul: Understanding and Ending Self-Inflicted Violence
Conterio, Karen and Lader, Wendy, et al.Bodily Harm: The Breakthrough Healing Program for Self-Injurers
Favazza, ArmandoBodies under Siege: Self-mutiliation and Body Modification in Culture and Psychiatry
Gratz, KimFreedom from Self-Harm: Overcoming Self-Injury with Skills from DBT and Other Treatments
Hollander, Ph.D., MichaelHelping Teens Who Cut: Understanding and Ending Self Injury
Holmes, AnnCutting the Pain Away
Kettlewell, C.Skin Game: A Cutter's Memoir
Khemlami-Patel, Ph.D., Sony and Mcvey-Noble, Ph.D., Merry, Neziroglu, Ph.D., FugenWhen Your Child is Cutting: A Parent's Guide to Helping Children Overcome Self-Injury
Levenkron, StevenCutting: Understanding Self Mutilation
Miller, Ed.D., DustyWomen Who Hurt Themselves: A Book Of Hope And Understanding
Shapiro, Ph.D., Lawrence E.Stopping the Pain: A Workbook for Teens Who Cut & Self Injure
Strong, MarileeA Bright Red Scream: Self-Mutilation and the Language of Pain

Articles and Other Resources

How to Recognize Teens at Risk for Self-Harm, by Janice Wood. Psych Central, October 06, 2012.  “It's a startling statistic: Suicide is the third-leading cause of death for teens, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In response, a University of Missouri public health expert has identified factors that will help parents, medical professionals and educators recognize teens at risk for self injury and suicide.”

Girls with ADHD and self-harm/suicide risk, by Traci Pedersen. Psych Central, August 16, 2012.  “As girls with ADHD become adults, they are especially prone toward internalizing their problems and feelings of inadequacy--that in turn can lead to self-injury and even attempted suicide, according to new findings from the University of California, Berkeley.”

Expert on Mental Illness Reveals Her Own Fight, by Benedict Carey. New York Times, June 23, 2011.  “No one knows how many people with severe mental illness live what appear to be normal, successful lives, because such people are not in the habit of announcing themselves. They are too busy juggling responsibilities, paying the bills, studying, raising families - all while weathering gusts of dark emotions or delusions that would quickly overwhelm almost anyone else. Now, an increasing number of them are risking exposure of their secret, saying that the time is right.”

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Sexual Orientation

Books for Children and Teens

Harris, RobieIt's Perfectly Normal
Madaras, LyndaMy Body, Myself For Boys
Mayle, PeterWhat's Happening To Me?
Mayle, PeterWhere Did I Come From?
Potash, MarlinAm I Weird or Is This Normal?

Books for Adults

Griffin, WrithBeyond Acceptance
Hoyle, SallyThe Sexualized Child in Foster Care
Huegel, KellyGLBTQ:The Survival Guide for Queer and Questioning Teens
Sanchez, AlexRainbow Boys
Sanchez, AlexRainbow High

Articles and Other Resources

The Challenge of Being Transgender in a Nursing Home, by Mo Perry. The Atlantic, August 12, 2015.  “Currently, there are more than 1.5 million LGBT people over 65 in the U.S., a number expected to double over the next 15 years as the population ages. But precise statistics on older transgender adults—or, for that matter, transgender people of any age—are hard to come by. One 2011 study using health-survey data estimated that the country’s transgender population was around 700,000; this past May, the Census Bureau published a study that analyzed the number of “likely transgender individuals” based on the people who had changed their name (around 90,000) or sex (around 22,000) with the Social Security Administration. These estimates vary so wildly in part because there’s no reliable means of tracking when people change their gender: The Census Bureau still offers only male and female, and many trans people haven’t completely transitioned into living full-time as their expressed gender. Others have so successfully suppressed their history that there’s little evidence they ever lived as anyone else. One thing, though, is clear: For transgender people, aging into the later years of life can present a unique set of challenges.”

Gay, lesbian kids more likely to be bullied — even before sexual awareness, by Wire Services. Aljazeera America, May 07, 2015.  “Gay and bisexual children are more likely to be bullied as they are growing up, and a new study suggests that victimization may occur at an early age, before some of those targeted are aware of their sexual orientation. In the first large U.S. study to look at the problem, public school students in three cities were asked about bullying in the 5th, 7th and 10th grades. When they reached high school, they were asked if they identified themselves as gay, lesbian or bisexual. The researchers then looked back at what those kids had said through the years about their experiences being hit, threatened, called names, or excluded. Overall, many of the nearly 4,300 students surveyed said they were bullied, especially at younger ages, according to the study, which was published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine. But the 630 gay and bisexual children suffered it more.”

A Half-Century of Conflict Over Attempts to ‘Cure’ Gay People, by Stephen Vider and David S. Byers. Time, February 12, 2015.  “The history of treatment of homosexuality shows that psychiatry may need a cure of its own.”

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Sport Psychology

Books for Adults

Beilock, SianChoke
Ehrmann, JoeInSideOut Coaching: How Sports Can Transform Lives
Gallwey, W. TimothyThe Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance
Ginsberg, Richard and Durant, Stephen, et al.Whose Game Is It Anyway? A Guide to Helping Your Child Get the Most from Sports, Organized by Age and Stage
Lardon, MichaelFinding Your Zone: Ten Core Lessons for Achieving Peak Performance in Sports and Life
Loehr, JamesThe New Toughness Training for Sports: Mental Emotional Physical Conditioning from One of the World's Premier Sports Psychologi
Lynch, JerryThe Way of the Champion: Lessons from Sun Tzu's The art of War and other Tao Wisdom for Sports & life
Weinberg, RobertFoundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology

Articles and Other Resources

Taking notice of the hidden injury, by Nicole Noren. ESPN, January 26, 2014.  “According to the most recent data compiled by the NCAA, suicide was the third-leading cause of death of student-athletes from 2004-08, after accidents and cardiac causes.”

Study offers clues about how athletes' brain disease begins, by Stephanie Smith. CNN, August 22, 2013.

Exercise Can Help Protect Against Future Emotional Stress, by Janice Wood. Psych Central, September 14, 2012.  “Exercise may help people cope with anxiety and stress for an extended period of time after the workout, according to a new study. Researchers compared how moderate intensity cycling for 30 minutes versus a 30-minute period of rest affected anxiety levels in a group of healthy college students.”

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Stress

Books for Children and Teens

Aborn, AllysonEverything I Do, You Blame Me
Allen, Jeffrey and KleinReady...Set...Relax - A Research Based Program of Relaxation, Learning, and Self Esteem for Children
Berry, JoyA Children's Book About Lying
Brown, MargaretThe Runaway Bunny
Cain, JananThe Way I Feel
Crary, ElizabethI'm Scared
Crary, ElizabethMommy Don't Go
Danneberg, JulieFirst Day Jitters
Gilmore, RachnaA Screaming Kind of Day
Penn, AudreyThe Kissing Hand
Seaward, Brian and Bartlett, LindaHot Stones & Funny Bones: Teens Helping Teens Cope with Stress & Anger
Shapiro, LawrenceAll Feelings Are Okay
Slap-Shelton, LauraEvery Time I Blow My Top I Lose My Head

Books for Adults

Beilock, SianChoke
Benson, HerbertThe Relaxation Response
Kabat-Zin, JohnFull Catastrophic Living
Sapolsky, RobertWhy Zebras Don't Get Ulcers: A Guide to Stress

Articles and Other Resources

Helping college students suffering from depression, anxiety and stress, by Springer Science+Business Media. Reuters, April 22, 2015.  “Is it possible to prevent mental health problems in higher education students? The answer is "yes" according to a team of psychologists who conducted a careful, systematic review of 103 universal interventions involving over 10,000 students enrolled in 2- and 4-year colleges and universities and graduate programs. They conclude that effective programs to prevent emotional distress and promote psychosocial assets warrant more widespread use.”

Chronic stress may put TBI caregivers at risk for illness, by Janice Neumann. Reuters, February 12, 2015.  “Women caring for partners with traumatic brain injury (TBI) experience enough grief and stress to put their own health at risk, according to a small study of U.S. veterans’ wives and girlfriends. Anger, blame and grief for the loss of the man they once knew were linked to elevated inflammation levels that raise the women’s risk for chronic disease, researchers say, and not being able to turn to their loved one for support only makes things worse.”

Stress is 'barrier to feeling empathy for strangers' BBC, January 15, 2015.  “In this study, researchers treated mice with a stress-blocking drug and watched their response when confronted with other mice in pain. They found that the mice became more empathetic and more compassionate to strangers, reacting in a way they would normally react to familiar mice. When the mice were put under stress, they showed less empathy towards other mice in pain. Tests in undergraduate students using the same drug showed exactly the same effect, the study said.”

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Substance Abuse and Addictions

Books for Children and Teens

AnonymousGo Ask Alice
Aronoff, MarcOne Toke
Elliot, Zetta and Strickland, ShadraBird
Gayer, AimeeThe Twinkle Bin
Hastings, J. and Typpo, M.An Elephant in the Room
Hornik-Beer, Edith LynnFor Teenagers Living with a Parent Who Abuses Alcohol/Drugs
Jiang-Stein, DeborahPrison Baby: A Memoir
McNeil, L. and McCain, G.Dear Nobody: The True Diary of Mary Rose

Books for Adults

Burroughs, A.Dry: A Memoir
Cheever, S.Notes Found in a Bottle: My Life as a Drinker
Conyers, BeverlyAddict In the Family
Coyhis, Don L.Understanding Native American Culture: Insights for Recovery Professionals and Other Wellness Practitioners
Frey, JamesA Million Little Pieces
Girlow, StuartSubstance Abuse Disorders
Hamill, P.A Drinking Life
Hoffman, JohnAddiction;Why Can't They Just Stop
Jay, DeborahNo More Letting Go
Knapp, C.Drinking: A Love Story
KuhnBuzzed-the Straight Facts about the most used and abused drugs
Marlowe, A.How to Stop Time: Heroin from A to Z
McGovern, G.Terry: My Daughter's Life and Death Struggle with Alcoholism
Sheff, DavidBeautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction
Sheff, NicTweak
Verghese, A.The Tennis Partner
Volkmann, Chris&TorenFrom Binge to Blackout
Walls, JeannetteThe Glass Castle
Zailckas, KorenSmashed- story of a drunk girlhood

Articles and Other Resources

Heroin Use Surges, Especially Among Women And Whites, by Richard Harris. NPR, July 07, 2015.  “Health officials, confronted with a shocking increase in heroin abuse, are developing a clearer picture of who is becoming addicted to this drug and why. The results may surprise you. The biggest surge is among groups that have historically lower rates of heroin abuse: women and white (non-Hispanic) Americans. They tend to be 18-25 years old, with household incomes below $20,000. "In addition, persons using heroin are abusing multiple other substances, especially cocaine and opioid pain relievers," says a report published Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”

Massachusetts launches plan to counter heroin epidemic, by Jacqueline Tempera. June 22, 2015.  “Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker unveiled a $27 million plan on Monday to increase the state's capacity to treat drug addicts and reduce the stigma around addiction, as the United States battles a surge in heroin and opioid use. Opioid abuse is a public health epidemic," said Baker at a press conference. "The solution to eradicating opioids is not a one-size-fits-all approach, and will require all of us to rethink the way we treat addiction.”

Experts caution against random drug testing in schools, by Kathryn Doyle. Reuters, March 30, 2015.  “Schools should not be using random drug tests to catch or deter drug abusers, the American Academy of Pediatrics advises in an updated policy statement. The Academy recommends against school-based “suspicionless” drug testing in the new issue of the journal Pediatrics. Identifying kids who use drugs and entering them into treatment programs should be a top priority, but there is little evidence that random drug testing helps accomplish this, said Dr. Sharon Levy, director of the adolescent substance abuse program at Boston Children’s Hospital and lead author of the new policy statement.”

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Suicide

Books for Children and Teens

Chalifour, FrancisAfter
Ford, Michael ThomasSuicide Notes
Kuklin, SusanAfter a Suicide: Young People Speak Up
Loehr, Carol AnnMy Uncle Keith Died
Peters, Julie AnneBy the Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead
Rubel, BarbaraBut I Didn't Say Goodbye: For Parents and Professionals Helping Child Suicide Survivors
The Dougy CenterAfter a Suicide: A Workbook for Grieving Kids

Books for Adults

Cobain, BeverlyDying to Be Free: A Healing Guide for Families After a Suicide
Fine, CarlaNo Time to Say Goodbye: Surviving The Suicide Of A Loved One
Guest, JudithOrdinary People
Hsu, Albert Y.Grieving a Suicide: A Loved One's Search for Comfort, Answers & Hope
Jamison, KayNight Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide
Lukas, Christopher and Seiden, HenrySilent Grief: Living in the Wake of Suicide
Quinnett, PaulSuicide: The Forever Decision
Requarth, MargoAfter a Parent's Suicide: Helping Children Heal
Savoie, LaurieThe Ripple Effect: Invisible Impact of Suicide

Articles and Other Resources

Campus Suicide and the Pressure of Perfection, by Julie Scelfo. New York Times, July 27, 2015.  “Nationally, the suicide rate among 15- to 24-year-olds has increased modestly but steadily since 2007: from 9.6 deaths per 100,000 to 11.1, in 2013 (the latest year available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). But a survey of college counseling centers has found that more than half their clients have severe psychological problems, an increase of 13 percent in just two years. Anxiety and depression, in that order, are now the most common mental health diagnoses among college students.”

The Truth Behind The Suicide Statistic For Older Teen Girls, by Susan Brink. NPR, June 02, 2015.  “For years, Suzanne Petroni, senior director at the International Center for Research on Women, would speak — backed by mountains of evidence she studies — about the number one cause of death among women around the world: maternal mortality. Then, in September, 2014, the World Health Organization released its report on "Health for the World's Adolescents: A Second Chance in the Second Decade." "I read the report, and there was one line tucked away," says Petroni. The line addressed females age 15 to 19. "The number one cause of death had changed," she says. "It was suicide."”

Rise in Suicide by Black Children Surprises Researchers, by Sabrina Tavernise. New York Times, May 18, 2015.  “The suicide rate among black children has nearly doubled since the early 1990s, while the rate for white children has declined, a new study has found, an unusual pattern that seemed to suggest something troubling was happening among some of the nation’s most vulnerable citizens. Suicide among children ages 5 to 11, the age range the study measured, is rare, and researchers had to blend several years of data to get reliable results. The findings, which measured the period from 1993 to 2012, were so surprising that researchers waited for an additional year of data to check them. The trend did not change.”

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Teen Pregnancy and Parenting

Books for Children and Teens

Lindsay, JeanneTeen Dads: Rights, Responsibilities & Joys (for Adolescents)
Lindsay, Jeanne and Brunelli, JeanYour Pregnancy & Newborn Journey: A Guide for Pregnant Teens (for Adolescents)
Williams, HeidiTeen Pregnancy (Issues That Concern You) (for Adolescents)

Articles and Other Resources

How the West is cutting teen pregnancy, by Keith Moore. BBC, December 03, 2014.  “Teenage pregnancy is a problem developed Western nations have been battling for decades - and though it sometimes goes unnoticed they have made huge progress. "Here's a story of utter irresponsibility: About one-third of American girls become pregnant as teenagers," wrote columnist Nicholas Kristof in the New York Times recently. It seems like a shockingly high number. And eight years ago it was accurate. In 2006, this was the cumulative risk of a teenager becoming pregnant once between the ages of 13 and 19. It was calculated by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, a non-profit organisation, using data for births and abortions and an estimate for the number of miscarriages. Continue reading the main story “ Start Quote Truly one of the US's great success stories over the past two decades” Bill Albert National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy But when the same formula is used with the most recent figures, from 2010, it indicates that the number of teenage American girls becoming pregnant is now less than one in four, a reduction on track with changes over the past two decades.”

MTV’s ‘16 and Pregnant,’ Derided by Some, May Resonate as a Cautionary Tale, by Annie Lowrey. New York Times, January 13, 2014.  “A new economic study of Nielsen television ratings and birth records suggests that the show she appeared in, “16 and Pregnant,” and its spinoffs may have prevented more than 20,000 births to teenage mothers in 2010. The paper, to be released Monday by the National Bureau of Economic Research, makes the case that the controversial but popular programs reduced the teenage birthrate by nearly 6 percent, contributing to a long-term decline that accelerated during the recession.”

Doctors don’t talk to adolescents about sex, by Stephanie Smith. CNN, December 31, 2013.  “Thirty-six seconds is the average time a physician spends speaking with adolescent patients about sexuality, according to research published online Monday in JAMA Pediatrics. About one-third of adolescent patient-doctor interactions result in no talk at all about sexuality - which includes things like sexual activity, dating and sexual orientation.”

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Trauma and Resiliency

Books for Children and Teens

Cohn, JaniceWhy Did It Happen?: Helping Children Cope in a Violent World
Davis, Gabriel and Dennen, SueThe Moving Book: A Kids' Survival Guide
Durant, AlanAlways and Forever
Elliot, Zetta and Strickland, ShadraBird
Federico, Julie K.Some Parts are NOT for Sharing
Gellman, MarcAnd God Cried Too: A Kid's Book of Healing and Hope.
Holmes, Margaret M. and Mudlaff, Sasha J.A Terrible Thing Happened
Shuman, CarolJenny Is Scared: When Sad Things Happen in the World
Straus, Susan FarberHealing Days: A Guide for Kids Who Have Experienced Trauma
Watts, GillianHear My Roar: A Story of Family Violence

Books for Adults

Angelou, M.I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Britton, Kathryn and Maymin, SeniaResilience: How to Navigate Life's Curves
Brooks, Robert and Goldstein, SamRaising Resilient Children
Cohen-Sandler, RoniStressed-Out Girls: Helping Them Thrive in the Age of Pressure
Cori, Jasmin LeeHealing from Trauma: A Survivor's Guide to Understanding Your Symptoms and Reclaiming Your Life
Groves, Betsy McAlisterChildren Who See Too Much
Hallowell, EdwardThe Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness
MacDonald, M.All Souls: A Family Story from Southie
Monahon, CynthiaChildren and Trauma:A Parent's Guide to Helping Children Heal
Perry, Bruce and SzalavitzThe Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog: And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist's Notebook--What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us
Rogers, A.A Shining Affliction: A Story of Harm and Healing in Psychotherapy
Wolin, Steven and Wolin, SybilThe Resilient Self: How Survivors of Troubled Families Rise Above Adversity.

Articles and Other Resources

New Study Finds Many Veterans Live With War Trauma Throughout Their Lives, by Lucy Perkins. NPR, July 24, 2015.  “A new study of veterans from the Vietnam War has troubling implications for troops who fought much more recently — in Afghanistan and Iraq. The study suggests that 40 years since the Vietnam War ended, hundreds of thousands of those vets still struggle every day with mental health problems linked to the traumas they experienced. It was published in the latest issue of JAMA Psychiatry.”

Childhood trauma linked to early psychosis later in life, by Medical Xpress. Medical Xpress, March 18, 2015.  “Research showing that patients with early psychosis report high rates of childhood trauma has important implications for clinicians, a University of Queensland psychologist has found. UQ Centre for Clinical Research and Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research psychologist Mr Michael Duhig said more than three-quarters of early psychosis patients reported exposure to childhood trauma, including one or a combination of emotional, physical or sexual abuse or physical neglect.”

Does Laughing Have Real Health Benefits?, by Markham Heid. Time, November 19, 2014.  “It may not be the best medicine. But laughter’s great for you, and it may even compare to a proper diet and exercise when it comes to keeping you healthy and disease free. Berk says your mind, hormone system and immune system are constantly communicating with one another in ways that impact everything from your mood to your ability to fend off sickness and disease. Take grief: “Grief induces stress hormones, which suppress your immune function, which can lead to sickness,” he says. Hardly a week goes by without new research tying stress to another major ailment.”

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