The Mental Health Musicals combines familiar stories, great music, and gentle humor to help kids and grown-ups have important conversations about mental health. Performed by talented actors ages 10-18 and created by professional theatre artists Matt Jenson and Marya Hart. Fidgety Fairy Tales is a production of the Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health.
Frankl, Viktor. Yes to Life: In Spite of Everything, 2020.
Smith, Emily Esfahani. The Power of Meaning: crafting a life that matters, 2017.
Leder, Jane Mersky. Dead Serious: Breaking the Cycle of Teen Suicide: A Book for Teens, Adults & Educators, 2018.
Pacha, Linda. Saving Ourselves from Suicide—Before and After: How to Ask for Help, Recognize Warning Signs, and Navigate Grief, 2019.
Dolbear, Emily. What if I’m worried about COVID-19?, 2020.
Hertz, Noreena. The Lonely Century: How to Restore Human Connection in a World That’s Pulling Apart, 2021.
Huebner, Dawn. Something Bad Happened: A Kid’s Guide to Coping With Events in the News, 2019.
Saslow, Eli. Voices From the Pandemic: Americans Tell Their Stories of Crisis, Courage and Resilience, 2021
Werth, Teresa Schreiber, ed. Navigating the Pandemic: Stories of Hope and Resilience, 2021.
MENTAL HEALTH, FAMILIES AND STIGMA
Bryden, Pier, M.D. and Peter Szatmari, M.D. Start Here: A Parent’s Guide to Helping Children and Teens Through Mental Health Challenges, 2020.
Cappuccino, Rosie. Talking About BPD: A Stigma-free Guide to Living a Calmer, Happier Life with Borderline Personality Disorder, 2022.
Foulkes, Lucy, Ph.D. Losing Our Minds: The Challenge of Defining Mental Illness, 2022.
Jensen, Kelly, ed. (Don’t) Call Me Crazy: 33 voices start the conversation about mental health, 2018.
Taylor-Klaus, Elaine, PCC, CPCC. The essential guide to raising complex kids with ADHD, anxiety, and more: what parents and teachers really need to know to empower complicated kids with confidence and calm, 2020.
Vlock, Deborah. Parenting children with mental health challenges: a guide to life with emotionally complex kids, 2018.
STORYTELLING & LISTENING
Elliott, Mair, ed. From Hurt to Hope: Stories of Mental Health, Mental Illness and Being Autistic, 2022.
Schneiderman, Kim. Step Out of Your Story: Writing Exercises to Reframe and Transform Your Life, 2015
LEGAL SAFETY NET FOR ASSETS
Farr, Evan H. Protecting your assets from probate and long-term care: don’t let the system bankrupt you and your loved ones, 2017.
Durlofsky, Paula, Ph.D. Logged in and stressed out: how social media is affecting your mental health and what you can do about it, 2020.
Fisher, Max. The Chaos Machine: the inside story of how social media rewired our minds and our world, 2022.
Packer, Alex J., Ph.D. Slaying Digital Dragons: tips and tools for protecting your body, brain, psyche, and thumbs from the digital dark side, 2021.
Stedman, Chris. IRL: Finding realness, meaning, and belonging in our digital lives, 2020.
NEW AND MISCELLANEOUS
Walker, Rheeda. The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health: Navigate an Unequal System, Learn Tools for Emotional Wellness, and Get the Help You Deserve, 2020.
Williams, Rebecca E. Ph.D. and Julie S. Kraft. The mindfulness workbook for addiction: a guide to coping with the grief, stress, & anger that trigger addictive behaviors, 2022
MedLine Plus is National Institute of Health’s National Library of Medicine and is available in English and Spanish. To access: under Browse Online Resources, scroll down to MedLine Plus or Filter by Category to Health and Wellness and scroll down. Once in MedLine, top left menu, choose Health Topics. Middle column Disorders and Conditions click on Mental Health and Behavior.
PubMed is a more scholarly collection of articles, also from NLM. See instructions above.
You can also search for topics in the Magazines and Newspaper Articles search on the library main page.