Overcoming Teenage Low Mood and Depression: A Five Areas Approach uses the tried and tested Five Areas™ model of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to equip and empower young people experiencing low mood or depression with the key life skills they need to overcome these conditions.
The Five Areas™ model communicates life skills and key interventions in a clear, pragmatic and accessible style, by examining five important aspects of our lives:
This new edition of the book from the award-winning Overcoming series, which has sold tens of thousands of copies, addresses all the common challenges faced by young people during times of low mood and depression. Developed in liaison with a team of experts working with young people, this workbook course provides a practical and effective method for helping readers make positive changes in an achievable way.
Using inspiring stories and worksheets, Overcoming Teenage Low Mood and Depression will not only provide an invaluable resource for young people, but also their friends and families, counsellors and therapists, or anyone looking to offer support.
Foreword by Professor Paul Stallard
Getting the Most Out of this Book
Chapter 1 Understanding Why I Feel as I do
Chapter 2 Doing Things That Make Me Feel Good
Chapter 3 Helpful Things You Can Do
Chapter 4 Tackling the Unhelpful Things We Do
Chapter 5 Tackling Avoidance
Chapter 6 Practical Problem Solving
Chapter 7 Noticing and Changing Extreme and Unhelpful Thinking
Chapter 8 Being Assertive
Chapter 9 Overcoming Sleep Problems
Chapter 10 Alcohol, Drugs and Me
Chapter 11 Building Relationships
Chapter 12 Understanding and Using Anti-Depressant Medication
Chapter 13 Planning for the Future
Chapter 14 Ideas for Families and Friends