Counselor and clinical psychologist James J. Crist has written a book that kids can turn to for support, encouragement, and ideas for coping with depression or for when they feel bad, sad, grumpy, or lonely. Kids learn ten “Blues Busters” to help shake those unhappy feelings. They also discover lots of ideas they can use to talk about feelings, take care of themselves, boost their self-esteem, make and keep friends, and enjoy their alone time.
THE BOY WHO DIDN'T WANT TO BE SAD S$20
Rob Goldblatt ISBN 9781591471349
32 pages. 8" x 10". Ages 4 - 8, Hardcover
A boy who doesn't want to be sad tries eliminating all sources of sadness from his life, including toys (they can get broken), pets (they can't live forever), friends (what if they don't call?), even his own family (sometimes they get mad at him). Ultimately, he realizes that all sources of sadness are also his sources of happiness, and he reclaims them all.
THE HURT S$12
A children's story of a boy whose feelings get hurt when his friend calls him a name. A simple story with a moral/behavioral message.
William Hart McNichols ISBN 9780809165513
32 pages. 7" x 8.3". Ages 7 & up, Paperback
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU ARE SAD AND LONELY S$18
James J. Crist ISBN 9781575421896
128 pages, 8.4" x 5.4", Paperback
All kids feel sad and lonely sometimes. This reassuring book offers strategies and tips kids can use to beat the blues and blahs, get a handle on their feelings, make and keep friends, and enjoy their time alone. The second part focuses on depression, bipolar disorder, grief, and other problems too big for kids to handle on their own, and describes what it’s like to go to counseling.
ANGRY OCTOPUS: A Relaxation Story S$20
Max Stasuyk ISBN 9780983625681
28 pages. 8.5" x 8.5", Ages 5-10, Paperback
Angry Octopus is a story that teaches children how to use progressive muscle relaxation and breathing techniques to calm down, lower stress, and control anger. Children relate to the angry octopus in this story as the sea child shows the octopus how to take a deep breath, calm down, and manage anger. This engaging story quiets the mind and relaxes the body so your child can let go of anger, relax, and fall asleep peacefully.
BEYOND THE BLUES S$30
GOOD MOURNING GAME S$130
The board illustrates nature's basic cycle, which, like the grief cycle, moves from stormy intensity to relative calm. Game cards introduce techniques that can help children work through the grieving process. Players learn to share memories, explore feelings, enjoy laughter and play, relax, and identify their own coping strategies. When they complete the Star Path, they each receive a Shining Star--which serves as a reminder of new coping skills learned. Ages 6 - 18. 1 - 3 players.
GRIEFWORK CARD GAME AND BOOK SET S$100
This set contains a book and cards. The book contains reproducible handouts and artwork to help clients deal with sorrow, express feelings, share, develop support systems, accept, adjust, and move forward. Also helps leaders understand and empathize, and teaches participants to heal and grow. Activities facilitate introspection and interaction. The 81 piece card pack is designed for facilitators to use with clients when discussing the grieving process, and cards correspond to activities in the book. Cards and book can be bought separately at S$45 and S$70.
ANXIETY AND AVOIDANCE: A UNIVERSAL TREATMENT... S$30
This book presents a universal protocol to help you cope with anxiety, panic, and fear, regardless of your particular mental health diagnosis. This universal protocol is based on David H. Barlow's "unified protocol," and is a cognitive behavioral approach. Drawing on mindfulness-based therapies such as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), the book includes present-moment awareness (mindfulness) techniques, motivational tools for overcoming experiential avoidance, and cognitive tools for reframing anxiety and fear.
COPING WITH ANXIETY WORKBOOK S$50
This workbook contains assessments and guided self-exploration activities that can be used by a practitioner with a variety of populations to help participants cope more effectively with the various forms of anxiety. Each chapter of this workbook begins with an annotated table of contents with notes and examples for the facilitator.
John J. Liptak & Ester R.A. Leubenberg,
94 pages, Spiralbound ISBN 9781570252563
Michael A. Tompkins, 192 pages, Paperback ISBN 9781608826698
Despite what you might have been told, the feelings of sadness and hopelessness you may be struggling with are probably not "just a phase" or "something you'll grow out of." As many as 20 percent of people your age have symptoms of serious depression, yet many teens and even many adults don't recognize the signs. If you're feeling depressed, this workbook offers things you can do, both on your own and with a counselor, to feel better. The activities can help you cope with sad and difficult feelings, find new ways to make friends, and deal with conflicts.
Lisa M. Schab, 184 pages, Paperback ISBN 9781572246119