Self Help Books For Teenage Depression


Teenage Depression has become more copious in a few years. One of the toughest issues faced by a teenager is depression. As per mental health America, melancholy is rising in a rapid way. Reportedly, every year more than 6,000 people commit suicide due to depression.

There are many self-help books for teenage depression in the market. If you are struggling and having a bad time, don’t get panic. Some people can overcome depression in a short period of time. However, some people can’t face the problem due to a lack of knowledge. Here we have provided some of the top-rated books which can help you to cope up.

1. By the Time You Read This I’ll Be Dead by Julie Anne Peters

Daelyn Rice is eager to eventually do it “right” after a series of failed suicide attempts. Additionally, in the book, she has talked about her life, including her scared, bullied past.

Teenage Depression
By The Time You Read This, I’ll Be Dead

One day a boy named Santana decides to stay with her after school as she waits for her parents to pick her up. Daelyn has made it clear that she wants to be alone but Santana refuses to give up.

Daelyn asks, what’s the point of making a friend if you don’t plan to stay much longer? A coming of age novel explores the low-level depression phenomenon and how it can affect a teenager.

2. Suicide Notes by Michael Thomas Ford

As Jeff wakes up on New Year’s Day in a psychiatric ward, he is certain that some kind of mistake is there. Further, He has a bandage on his wrist and note in his chart. He attempted suicide because of the issue that he was facing with his best friend Allie and her boyfriend, Burke.

For Teenage Depression
Suicide Notes

Moreover, he serves his 45-day sentence on the psych ward, and he starts realizing that perhaps all the “Craziness” is not different after all. A little more lighthearted than the description would suggest, this shows the journey of one man through his own stigma toward mental illness. This book can help to cope with depression and motivate a teenager in so different ways.

3. My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga

My Heart and Other Black Holes, For Teenage Depression
My Heart and Other Black Holes


Aysel, sixteen, is obsessed with her own death. She has been a victim of her father’s violent crime. Moreover, she was alienated by the children at school. Aysel and Roman are more different. But since their suicide pact becomes more specific, Aysel begins to wonder, dying together although there are so many possibilities that exist between them. Roman seems resolute — so it’s too late?

A beginner of age explores the effect of low depression and how this may have an impact on a young person.

4. The Last Time We Say Good-Bye by Cynthia Hand

Lex always had everything: a loving boyfriend, a happy family, good friends. It all went before her brother killed himself and now it appears that she will never shake the tag of being a suicide sister.

The Last Time We Say Good-Bye, For Teenage Depression
The Last Time We Say Good-Bye


Lex also tries to block out what happened at the night her brother died as she tries to reconstruct her life, particularly the last text Tyler ever sent. It was a text with the potential to change anything. The effect of low depression and how it can affect a teenager has explored in this novel.

In addition, The novel genuinely focuses on the frustration of a teenager when met by a senseless tragedy and reminds people that ghosts need not be present to haunt you. New age research explores the effect of depression and how it can affect an adolescent.

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5. Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaria

She prefers Kurt Cobain when Laurel has to write an English assignment, letter to a dead person. Her sister May absolutely loved Kurt Cobain, and he died young, just as May did.

Love Letters to the Dead, For Teenage Depression
Love Letters to the Dead


She’s writing about mundane things, about education, her work, falling in love for the first time. But the biggest thing she’s focusing on is helping her sister through the grieving process. The question is, how can Laurel mourn properly if she still hasn’t forgiven her sister?

The new adventure explores the effect of depression and how to handle the effect of frustration.

6. The Love Story that Shouldn’t Have Been by Melissa Grijalva

Plagued by an eating disorder as well as a desire to mutilate herself, 16-year-old Dellia Sanchez has become a frustrated, ravenous, and aggressive person. Moreover, she prefers to punch someone in the face rather than talk about her problems. This advent of the novel explores the significantly higher-level depression effect and how it can affect a teenager.

The Love Story that Shouldn't Have Been
The Love Story that Shouldn’t Have Been

She’s completely accepted the fact that she would be considered the villain in any story. Immediately, she finds herself falling in love for the first time against her will. To her dismay, she starts to understand that her dark life is morphing into the romantic dream she’s always dreamed about.

7. The Manifesto on How to Be Interesting by Holly Bourne

Aspiring author Bree is a complete loser, hiding behind her own words, hating everything, including the school, parents and, of course, her life. Bree introduces the Manifesto about how to be interesting, a six-stage plan, as she decides that she needs to start living a life worth writing about.

The Manifesto
The Manifesto

The book concludes when Bree infiltrates falls into love and commits her life’s biggest mistake. A more negative, self-important perception of depression can make life joyful.

8. Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You by Peter Cameron

James, the 18-year-old, is about to begin his new year with Brown but is searching for a Kansas farmhouse to escape instead. James is still staying in Manhattan, but he is increasingly interested in his favorite authors ‘ far-off worlds and that connection distracts him more and more.

To make things worse, he gets deeper infatuated with his male coworker, at the art gallery of his mother. The consequences of low-level depression and the impact a teenager is explored by this early novel.

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