When Nothing Matters Anymore A Survival Guide for Depressed Teens

Free Spirit Publishing, 2007, 132 p., Grades 7-College

More than 18 million Americans have depression and millions of them are teens. This book was written to help teens by sharing the latest information on medication, nutrition, and health. It includes resources and the top ten questions teens have asked the author on her speaking tours. Readers will learn about causes, symptoms, and types of depression. A self-survey is included to help readers determine if they are depressed with survival tips being offered. The connection between depression, suicide and drug and alcohol use are outlined. Stories of real life teens and what they have dealt with are included. As well, resources to turn to for more answers can help guide youth who read this book. Written by a nurse who is musician, Kurt Cobain’s aunt, this is a positive book on a difficult mental health issue.

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