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Beyond the Blues

Beyond the Blues

A Workbook to Help Teens Overcome Depression

Internationally Recognized As A Powerful Tool For Managing Teen Depression!

Parents and Professionals – Help Your Struggling Teens Regain Hope and Health

Available in five languages, the internationally acclaimed Beyond the Blues workbook is helping to combat the rising rate of teen depression. Activities based mainly in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) – once called the “gold standard” for treatment of depression – teach teenagers the skills they need to work with thoughts and feelings of helplessness and despondency, empowering them to find hope, support, and success in managing their mood. Forty evidence-based depression worksheets address topics from coping with change, loss, and rejection to the power of perspective and feeling loved. They teach skills on problem-solving, stress management, assertiveness, social communication, conflict management and more.

Along with cognitive skills, Beyond the Blues also informs on the effects of nutrition, alcohol, street drugs, and physical exercise on mood. Teens learn to use breathwork, creative expression, and mindfulness to move out of sadness. And finally, this resource educates teens and their families about the use of counseling, support groups, and creating emergency plans for times of crisis.

Beyond the Blues is a significant addition to every therapist’s resource shelf and a great assist for any parent seeking to help their teen off the shaky ground of depression.

This workbook is an amazing tool to have as a clinician working with children. Most of these activities are interactive and allow a child to self-reflect on current symptoms and behaviors and past events that have caused depressive symptoms. This is one of my favorite tools to use in a session. As a therapist I highly recommend this workbook.

Lisa M. Schab, LCSW does an excellent job explaining the facts about depression and clearly outlining strategies that teens (or anybody) can use to process their feelings and disrupt the cycles that tend to perpetuate depression. She provides plenty of simple activities that most teens can incorporate into daily life as they go through treatment. These activities involve engaging creativity, emotion, and reaching out to others as well as modifying personal thought patterns. . . This book is a terrific resource and I will definitely recommend it to clients. I think it’s a wonderful adjunct to in-person therapy, and includes plenty of terrific suggestions in a user-friendly format.”

YOU NEED THIS WORKBOOK!  My daughter was having a hard time with divorce, self-esteem and anger (and impending teenager-hood). I was at my wits end and needed help immediately. I went right up to Barnes and Noble and found this miracle of a workbook and within twenty minutes, my daughter was diving into it and feeling empowered (no exaggeration.) It is a wonderful way for a child to work through their emotions without feeling that they are ‘being made to.’ She has even brought it with her on her little vacations to continue her path. Something I did not even suggest. Lisa has done great job with a great resource. I look forward to reading more of her books. Well done Lisa!!!”

This is an excellent tool to use when working with teens suffering from depression! Great way to process teens’ feelings that they are not able/willing to share directly.”

“We used this to help our teenage daughter with depression, anxiety and self-harm. I can’t say enough great things about this!

“I think this workbook does a great job of being geared toward teens and not being too young for them while conveying practical and helpful information. It provides many thoughtful and helpful activities for teens. . .  one of the best out there that I’ve found.