8 Books for Teens with Mental Health Issues

1 in 5 teens will personally experience a mental health issue. These experiences are real, they are intense, and they are important. Stories about other teens with these issues can be therapeutic, validating, and make all the difference to a reader going through a difficult time. These are some books that these readers can relate to, with characters going through tough times, just like they are.


Schizo Challenger DeepMy Heart and Other Black Holes

Reality Boy    Crazy

Kiss of Broken Glass   One Thing Stolen

One Thing Stolen by Beth Kephart

Reality Boy by A.S. King

Kiss of Broken Glass by Madeleine Kuderick

Crazy by Amy Reed

Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman

Schizo by Nic Sheff

Some Quiet Place by Kelsey Sutton

My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga

Bibliotherapy for Teens & book lists by School Library Journal

Bibliotherapy Guide from TSU


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