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Mental Health, Emotions

Mental Health, Emotions

According to the CDC poor mental health can result in serious negative outcomes for the health and development of adolescents. In addition to increased odds of risky sexual behavior, illicit substance use, adolescent pregnancy, school absences/dropout, and other delinquent behaviors, there is greater prevalence of sadness, depression, self-harm, and even suicide. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2017). Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data. Available at: www.cdc.gov/yrbs.)

Emotional regulation is a challenge for many. These books and resources address emotional management and mental health needs and coping strategies, and include children's books, teen workbooks, resources for counselors, SLPs, and youth-serving professionals, as well as activities and books for educators. Resources are for those living or working with children, and the target audiences range in age from Pre-K through teens. 

Be sure to pay attention to subcategories supporting resources on autism and ADHD; anxiety, worry and stress; depression and sadness, among others.

  • Book cover of  Priscilla & the Perfect Storm

    Priscilla & the Perfect Storm

    $10.95
    Help the young perfectionist in your life conquer melt-downs and tantrums. In this picture book for readers in grades K thru 5 Priscilla is the perfectionist. With guidance and instruction from her mom, Priscilla learns how to manage her emotions when...
    $10.95
  • Book Cover of Stress Stinks Stress Stinks

    Stress Stinks

    $10.95
    Poor Amelia! Between softball practice, homework, and chores, she's struggling to keep her head above water! And when she starts feeling stressed out... it seems like the world is at its end! Fortunately, Amelia's mom is around to teach her some...
    $10.95
  • Book Cover of Herman Jiggle, Say Hello! Herman Jiggle, Say Hello!

    Herman Jiggle, Say Hello!

    $10.95
    How will Herman Jiggle make a good first impression or make any friends if he's too nervous to even say hello? Whenever he introduces himself, he gets tongue-tied and his tummy flips and then it flops. And then his words get tied in knots! Poor Hermie is...
    $10.95
  • Book Cover of  Uniquely Wired: A Story about Autism and Its Gifts Uniquely Wired!

    Uniquely Wired!

    $10.95
    Winner of Learning Magazine 2019 Teachers’ ChoiceSM Award for Children's Books. Some people say I have a disability. I don't see it that way at all. I am Uniquely Wired. This is the heartwarming and illuminating story of Zak, a...
    $10.95
  • Book Cover of Pause Power

    Pause Power

    $10.95
    Uh-oh! Gabe is losing it again. See all those big, bright buttons popping up all over his body? They come out whenever someone or some situation gets under his skin. And they pop up ALL. THE. TIME. Push his button and Gabe starts fighting. Push that...
    $10.95
  • Book Cover of  Green-Eyed Goose Green-eyed Goose

    Green-eyed Goose

    $10.95
    Boone is back, and boy is he bothered! Why is his brother Finn the first to Fly? And why can Otter flip, but Boone can't? And what's with Beaver's big tail? It just doesn't seem fair! What Boone doesn't realize at first is that everyone is different...
    $10.95
  • Book Cover of Opal Octopus Is Overwhelmed Opal Octopus Is Overwhelmed

    Opal Octopus Is Overwhelmed

    $10.95
    Opal is so overwhelmed, she’s stress-squirting ink blots! Despite having eight tentacles and an ocean’s worth of energy, she’s struggling to manage all her commitments – homework, art projects, sports, parties and friends. With...
    $10.95
  • Book Cover of Freddie and Friends: Bugging Out Freddie and Friends: Bugging Out

    Freddie and Friends: Bugging Out

    $10.95
    Freddie the Fly's friend Stella the Stinkbug has a problem. Or lots of problems. Some problems are BIG and some are small. But every time she faces a problem, she reacts the same way. She BUGS OUT. And you know what happens when a stinkbug bugs out?...
    $10.95