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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Why I Believe Full Recovery from an Eating Disorder is Possible

03/21/2019 1:38 PM

By Colleen M. Werner

When I first started struggling with food and body image at eight years old, I was convinced it would be a lifelong struggle. My days were spent getting on and off a scale more times than anyone could imagine and counting out my cornflakes before I’d even think of eating them. I felt that I was destined to be bound by my eating disorder forever.

The Door is Now Open for Parity

03/12/2019 12:30 PM

By Paul Gionfriddo, MHA President and CEO

Ever since the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act was passed in 2008, Mental Health America has worked tirelessly with other advocates to make mental health parity a reality.

9 Women Thriving with Mental Health Conditions

03/06/2019 5:27 PM

By Jennifer Cheang, MHA Associate Director of Digital Marketing

Happy International Women’s Day!

Today is a day to celebrate women and we are highlighting women who are living in recovery with mental health conditions and choose to use their platforms to spread awareness.

A Walk on the Beach

03/06/2019 2:12 PM

By Joseph Gervasi, Board Member of MHA of Essex and Morris County

How Peer Specialists Can Support the Quadruple Aim

03/05/2019 2:07 PM

By Kelly Davis, MHA Director of Peer Advocacy, Supports, and Services

Health care is increasingly focused on the quadruple aim of better outcomes, lower costs, healthier populations, and happier providers. The drive to provide services that promote these goals means decisionmakers must be creative in supporting the people they serve.

MHA Statement on House Resolution 1112

03/01/2019 4:21 PM

March 1, 2019
By: Paul Gionfriddo, president and CEO, MHA

“Mental Health America is deeply disappointed that in HR 1112, language is included that perpetuates historic, unfair and unfounded assumptions and prejudices about people experiencing or living with a mental health condition. It is built upon the widely held, but erroneous, belief that equates mental illness with violence.

Seventy Percent of Teens Think Depression and Anxiety are Major Issues Among Their Peers: It’s Time to Support Them in Creating Solutions

02/28/2019 1:19 PM

by Kelly Davis, Director of Peer Advocacy, Supports, and Services at Mental Health America

The Invisible Competition: Mental Health Within Athletics

02/26/2019 1:29 PM

By Olivia Lubarsky, Student-Athlete, Towson University

MHA Honors Governor Gina Raimondo with 2019 B4Stage4 Leadership Award

02/22/2019 2:08 PM

Washington, DC — Mental Health America (MHA) will gather this evening at The National Press Club to celebrate its 110th birthday and honor Governor Gina Raimondo of Rhode Island for her work to address mental illness Before Stage 4. MHA awards its 2019 B4Stage4 Leadership Award to Governor Raimondo for her leadership and commitment to strengthening behavioral health in Rhode Island through the provision of mental health services for students, increasing access to mental health and substance use disorder treatment, and supporting behavioral health parity.