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Dear Evan Hansen by Val Emmich; Steven Levenson; Benj Pasek; Justin Paul
Publication Date: 2018-10-09
From the show's creators comes the groundbreaking, bestselling novel inspired by the hit Broadway show Dear Evan Hansen and soon to be a major motion picture! Dear Evan Hansen, Today's going to be an amazing day and here's why... When a letter that was never meant to be seen by anyone draws high school senior Evan Hansen into a family's griefover the loss of their son, he is given the chance of a lifetime: to belong. He just has to stick to a lie he never meant to tell, that the notoriously troubled Connor Murphy was his secret best friend. Suddenly, Evan isn't invisible anymore--even to the girl of his dreams. And Connor Murphy's parents, with their beautiful home on the other side of town, have taken him in like he was their own, desperate to know more about their enigmatic son from his closest friend.As Evan gets pulled deeper into their swirl of anger, regret, and confusion, he knows that what he's doing can't be right, but if he's helping people, how wrong can it be? No longer tangled in his once-incapacitating anxiety, this new Evan has a purpose. And a website. He's confident. He's a viral phenomenon. Every day is amazing. Until everything is in danger of unraveling and he comes face to face with his greatest obstacle: himself. A simple lie leads to complicated truths in this big-hearted coming-of-age story of grief, authenticity and the struggle to belong in an age of instant connectivity and profound isolation.
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Mindfulness and Meditation: Your Questions Answered by Blaise Aguirre
Publication Date: 2018-03-07
This book serves as an approachable introduction to the topics of mindfulness and meditation, especially as they relate to teens and young adults. The information, guidance, and resources it offers make it a valuable tool for anyone curious about this enduring and trending topic.
The Anxiety Survival Guide for Teens by Jennifer Shannon; Doug Shannon (Illustrator)
Publication Date: 2015-09-01
Do you have problems with anxiety? The Anxiety Survival Guide for Teens is a much-needed, go-to guide to help you finally break free from the worry and ruminations that can get in the way of reaching your goals. If you have anxiety, your fears and worries can keep you from feeling confident and independent. Teen milestones such as making friends, dating, getting good grades, or taking on more mature responsibilities, may seem much more difficult. And if you're like countless other anxious teens, you may even avoid situations that cause you anxiety altogether--leaving you stuck in a cycle of worry and avoidance. So, how can you take control of your anxiety before it takes control of you?
Teens Talk about Anxiety and Depression by Jennifer Landau (Editor)
Publication Date: 2017-12-15
In real teens' voices, this engaging book offers comfort and advice for young people dealing with their own mental health issues or those of a loved one. A compilation of true stories by young adults facing the challenges of anxiety and depression, the book features compelling first-person accounts of panic attacks, suicidal depression, and self-harm, among other topics. Each contributor brings a unique perspective to the discussion of mental illness, and the relatable tone helps readers connect with an issue of great relevance to their own lives.
Open Your I by David Schiller
Publication Date: 2016-11-29
Seeing, really seeing, is like meditation. In a world filled with distraction, seeing mindfully is a way to pay attention, to hit pause and find calm by focusing on what's directly in front of us. See Your Way to Mindfulness is a gift book of inspiration and instruction to help readers open their eyes--and their "I's." Written by David Schiller, author of the national bestseller The Little Zen Companion, it's a collection of quotes, prompts, exercises, meditations--married with photographs and drawings that bring the words to life.
Coping with Social Media Anxiety by Jackson Nieuwland
Publication Date: 2017-12-15
Social media is a constant factor in modern life, connecting users from all over the world, but its nonstop nature can cause unhealthy stress and anxiety if people aren't mindful of how they use it. This enlightening book offers a comprehensive yet accessible introduction to the concept of social media anxiety, dispelling many widespread myths and replacing them with up-to-date facts. It will help readers identify whether they are experiencing social media anxiety and offers them reliable strategies for dealing with it if they are. Among other features, a Myths and Facts sidebar helps dispel misconceptions about social media anxiety.
How to Relax by Thich Nhat Hanh; Jason DeAntonis (Illustrator)
Publication Date: 2015-09-18
How to Relax is part of The Mindfulness Essentials series of how-to titles by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, introducing beginners and reminding seasoned practitioners of the essentials of mindfulness practice. Pocket-sized, with original two color illustrations by Jason DeAntonis, How to Relax shows how critical it is to regularly interrupt the hub-bub and routine of our lives to stop, relax mindfully, and recharge.