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Bibliotherapy for Teens

These emotionally-charged YA titles feature characters who struggle with maintaining their mental health. 

The nature of Jade by Deb Caletti

I don't want to be crazy by Samantha Schutz

Impulse [sound recording] by Ellen Hopkins

Crazy by Amy Reed

Wild awake by Hilary T. Smith

Suicide notes: a novel by Michael Thomas Ford

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan

Belzhar: a novel by Meg Wolitzer

Girl parts by John M. Cusick

Skin and bones by Sherry Shahan

A trick of the light by Lois Metzger

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

Letting Ana go by Anonymous

Compulsion by Heidi Ayarbe

OCD, the dude, and me: a novel by Lauren Roedy Vaughn

Don't touch by Rachel Wilson

The impossible knife of memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

Reality Boy by a novel by A.S. King

Complicit by Stephanie Kuehn

Scars [electronic resource] by Cheryl Rainfield

Cameron and the girls by Edward Averett

17 & gone by Nova Ren Suma

Bibliotherapy should not be viewed as a replacement for professional treatment. If you suffer from serious physical or mental problems, please consult a physician or a therapist.