by Tiffany Coulson, Mattawa Library

January is here to welcome a new year! While you might be thinking of heading to the gym to regain the strength and stamina that make you feel great, you should also devote some time to strengthening your mental health. Be kind to your mind! It’s one of your best assets for meeting life’s challenges and understanding others.

We’ve collected some awesome mental health titles just for teens! Grab one of these books for yourself or recommend one to a friend. For even more variety, visit your local library!

Your Brain Needs a Hug: Life, Love, Mental Health, and Sandwiches by Rae Earl; illustrations by Jo Harrison

It’s All Absolutely Fine: Life is Complicated So I’ve Drawn It Instead by Ruby Elliot, available in print and ebook.

Mindfulness and Meditation: Handling Life with a Calm and Focused Mind by Whitney Stewart, available in print and ebook.

Starving the Anxiety Gremlin: A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Anxiety Management for Young People by Kate Collins-Donnelly

(Don’t) Call Me Crazy: 33 Voices Start the Conversation about Mental Health edited by Kelly Jensen, available in print and ebook.

Mind Your Head by Juno Dawson; illustrations by Gemma Correll

Are u ok? : A Guide to Caring for Your Mental Health by Kati Morton LMFT

The Teenager’s Guide to Life, the Universe and Being Awesome by Andy Cope with Jason Todd, Andy Whittaker, and Darrell Woodman (contributors)

If you or a friend need someone to talk to, check out the Teenlink website or call 1.866.TEENLINK – 1.866.833.6546. No issue is too big or too small! Calls and chats are confidential. Talk it out!

TeenLink COVID resource flyers are available for you to print for Teens and Parents of Teens.

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