Books (topics alphabetized)

How To Talk So Teens Will Listen & Listen So Teens Will Talk 
- Faber & Mazish

 Brainstorm—Understanding Adolescent Brain Development
 - Daniel Siegel


Act on Life, Not on Anger by Eifert 
- McKay, & Forsyth

Letting Go of Anger & Stop Anger Now Workbook 
- Potter-Efron

Anger Free 
- W. Doyle Gentry
Growing Yourself Back Up
- John Lee

Nonviolent Communication, A Language of Compassion 
- Marshall Rosenberg

Anger — The Misunderstood Emotion
 - Carol Tavris

Look me in the Eye
 - Robinson

 Don't Let Emotions Run Your Life for Teens (workbook)
 - Sheri van Dijk

Tear Soup
- Chuck DeKlyen and Pat Schwiebert

Co-parenting 101: Helping your Kids Thrive in Two Household After Divorce

- Deesha Philyaw

The Co-Parenting Survival Guide: Letting Go of Conflict After a Difficult Divorce 
- Elizabeth Thayer, PhD
Parenting Teens with Love and Logic
- Foster Cline, MD & Jim Fay

Get Out of My life, But First Will you Drive Me and Cheryl to the Mall: A parent’s guide to the new teenager 
- Anthony Wolf

 If the Buddha Had Kids
 - Charlotte Kasl

Motherless Daughters, The legacy of Loss 
- Hope Edelman

Reviving Ophelia, Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls
- Mary Pipher, PhD

A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens 
- Geltman


Simplicity Parenting 
- Kim John Payne
This book offers research about the prevalent issue of anxiety in children today and ways that parents can slow down and provide a calm and supportive environment for their children.

The Intentional Family 
- William Doherty
This book offers ideas for how families can create rituals and traditions.

The Porn Trap 
- Maltz

Shadow of the Net
- Carnes

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Statement by Paul Gionfriddo, MHA president and CEO, Regarding Donald Trump’s Recent Comments on Mental Illness

08/16/2019 2:14 PM

August 16, 2019

"Yesterday, President Trump suggested once again that the solution to violence in America is to put more people with mental illnesses into institutions. There are so many flaws in this logic.

"First, hate is not a mental illness. And people who hate should never be allowed to hide behind people with mental illnesses.

MHA Joins Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation for Launch of Second Annual “21 Days to be Kind” Challenge

08/14/2019 2:10 PM

August 14, 2019

Alexandria, VA – Today, Mental Health America (MHA) joined Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation for its second annual 21 Days to Be Kind Challenge to encourage young people, families, and teachers  to build habits that foster kindness and promote the strength and wellness of their communities.

Leaders: Confront the Hatred and Trauma Head-On

08/04/2019 6:44 PM

By Paul Gionfriddo, MHA President and CEO

The mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton are yet another chilling reminder of the changed nation in which we all live.

When the Columbine shootings occurred twenty years ago, we understood it to be an uncommon tragedy. We sought information about the shooters, and naively believed that we might not live through more of these, and that we could move beyond them quickly.

Medicaid's 54th Birthday

07/31/2019 5:51 PM

By Caren Howard, MHA Advocacy Manager

Medicaid Anniversary

To Improve Mental Health, We Need To Take On Social and Racial Injustice

07/22/2019 1:19 PM

By Ruben Cantu and Dana Fields-Johnson, Prevention Institute

Calling Student Leaders on Campus: MHA’s Collegiate Mental Health Innovation Council (CMHIC) Applications Now Open!

07/15/2019 7:21 PM

By Kelly Davis, DIrector of Peer Advocacy, Supports, and Services at Mental Health America

New Report Shines Spotlight on Mental Health Needs in LGBTQ Community

07/11/2019 12:36 PM

Alexandria, VA — Mental Health America (MHA) released today a new report, “LGBTQ+ Mental Health: Insights from MHA Screening” that highlights a growing need to address the mental health concerns of those who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning (LGBTQ).

Mental Health Crisis at Border Requires Immediate Attention

07/09/2019 2:36 PM

By Paul Gionfriddo, MHA President and CEO

As more stories of the horrors of child detention camps emerge, compassion, concern, and respect for human life should compel leaders across the nation to speak out. Adults and children are being harmed at our border, many in ways we can’t easily see. This is in part because we haven’t been allowed to see. But from what people have seen and we all know, it is the children who may be harmed the most.

Mental Health America’s Welcoming Conference

06/28/2019 12:11 PM

By Laura Susanne Yochelson, volunteer for MHA’s 2019 Annual Conference

Mental Health America (MHA) gave me an incredible gift!

Advocacy Update: June 2019

06/24/2019 12:39 PM

Mental Health America (MHA) knows people are busy so we created the Back Home Campaign Advocacy Update to summarize federal and state mental health news and activities. If you’d like to learn about happenings in particular that are not addressed, please let us know by emailing MHA’s Caren Howard at

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