xvi, 363 pages ; 24 cm.
"Expert advice on the mental health and wellbeing of young people, includes information on: resilience, depression and anxiety, drugs and alcohol, eating disorders, self-harm, bullying"--Cover.
Includes bibliographical references.
The challenges that young people face in today's world can sometimes seem overwhelming, not just to them but to the adults in their lives. Help is at hand: Growing Happy, Healthy Young Minds is a collection of expert advice on key topics of importance for young people and those who care for them.
Foreword. How to use this book. Where to get help. How to help: 1. Helping young people get help for mental health problems -- 2. What to do in a mental health crisis. Common mental health concerns: -- 3. Bullying basics -- 4. Anxiety in young people -- 5. Depression in young people -- 6.Understanding self-harm -- 7. Suicide and attempted suicide -- 8. Towards prevention: understanding child sexual assault. Alcohol and drugs: -- 9. Talking about alcohol and drugs -- 10. Supporting a young person in their decision not to use alcohol or other drugs -- 11. Teens, parties and alcohol: a practical guide to keeping them safe. Body image and eating disorders: -- 12. Understanding eating disorders in young people -- 13. Excessive dieting and exercise -- 14. Anorexia nervosa -- 15. Bulimia and binge eating -- 16. Bigorexia: muscle dismorphia in young people -- 17. Fostering a postive body image. Resilience, positive psychology and a healthy lifestyle: -- 18 What is resilience and how to do it -- 19. Harnessing the Minecraft mindset for success -- 20. Using positive psychology -- 21. Food, mood and mental health -- 22. Understanding the teenage brain -- 23. Online time management. Endnotes. The mental stillness app.