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Teen Issues

Resources for teens and parents about health, relationships,mental health, and much more. 

Information, support, and education for the prevention of suicide in teens.

Bullying and cyberbullying information, resources, and articles. 

Our mission is to protect the emotional health and prevent suicide for teens & young adults.

  • We partner with high schools & colleges to strengthen their mental health, substance abuse & suicide prevention programs & systems.

  • We equip teens and young adults with skills and knowledge to help themselves and each other.

A blog is dedicated to connecting teen girls to God and tackling tough issues that challenge them every day.

The Dougy Center provides support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults, and their families grieving a death can share their experiences.

Links and resources on this page will direct you to sites not affiliated with or endorsed by the  New York Conference Women's Ministries Department. 




The Anxiety Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Deal with Anxiety and Worry

Lisa M. Schab LCSW

Mindfulness for Teen Anxiety: A Workbook for Overcoming Anxiety at Home, at School, and Everywhere Else

Christopher Willard PsyD

Helping Your Anxious Teen: Positive Parenting Strategies to Help Your Teen Beat Anxiety, Stress, and Worry

Sheila Achar Josephs PhD.

101 Ways to Conquer Teen Anxiety: Simple Tips, Techniques and Strategies for Overcoming Anxiety, Worry and Panic Attacks

Dr. Thomas McDonagh and Jon Patrick Hatcher




The Survival Guide to Bullying: Written by a Teen

Aija Mayrock

The Bullying Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Deal with Social Aggression and Cyberbullying

Raychelle Cassada Lohmann MS LPC and Julia V. Taylor PhD

The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander: From Preschool to High School--How Parents and Teachers Can Help Break the Cycle 

Barbara Coloroso

Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying 

Sameer Hinduja and Justin W. Patchin




Depression: A Teen’s Guide to Survive and Thrive

Jacqueline B. Toner and Claire A. B. Freeland​​

Rescuing Your Teenager from Depression

Norman Berlinger M.D.

When Nothing Matters Anymore: A Survival Guide for Depressed Teens

Bev Cobain and Elizabeth Verdick​​

Teen Depression: A Parent's Guide for Recognizing the Signs of Teenage Depression and Helping Your Child Find Happiness Again

Deborah Perlman

Eating Disorders                                              



Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder

James Lock and Daniel Le Grange​​

Eating Disorders Information for Teens: Health Tips About Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating, and Other Eating Disorders

Sandra Augustyn Lawton

Boys Get Anorexia Too: Coping with Male Eating Disorders in the Family 

Jenny Langley




Family: How to Love Yours (and Help Them Like You Back)

Jessie Minassian

131 Creative Conversations For Families: Christ-honoring Conversation Starters to Strengthen Your Family Bond

Jed Jurchenko

A Teen's Guide to the 5 Love Languages: How to Understand Yourself and Improve All Your Relationships

Gary Chapman and Paige Haley Drygas​​

How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success 

Julie Lythcott-Haims

Isolation & Loneliness                                   



Alone: Finding Connection in a Lonely World 

Andy Braner

Lonely Girl?

 Gail Snyder

Dealing with Loneliness: Learn How to Deal With and Overcome Loneliness to Never Feel Alone Again

Mary Jane Perruso

A Lonely Guy's Guide: How to Deal

Hal Marcovitz ​

Loss & Grief                                                     



Healing Your Grieving Heart for Teens: 100 Practical Ideas

Alan D. Wolfelt PhD

When Will I Stop Hurting?: Teens, Loss, and Grief 

Edward Myers and Kelly Adams

Helping Teens Work Through Grief

Mary Kelly Perschy

Relationships & Friendships                       



The Teen Girl's Survival Guide: Ten Tips for Making Friends, Avoiding Drama, and Coping with Social Stress

Lucie Hemmen PhD

A Good Friend: How to Make One, How to Be One (Boys Town Teens and Relationships, V. 1)

Ron Herron and Val J. Peter

The Friendship Factor: Helping Our Children Navigate Their Social World--and Why It Matters for Their Success and Happiness

Kenneth Rubin and Andrea Thompson

Coping with Cliques: A Workbook to Help Girls Deal with Gossip, Put-Downs, Bullying, and Other Mean Behavior 

Susan Sprague

Romance & Dating                                     



Why True Love Waits: The Definitive Book on How to Help Your Kids Resist Sexual Pressure

 Josh D. McDowell

If You Really Loved Me: 100 Questions on Dating, Relationships, and Sexual Purity 

 Jason Evert

Elephant in the Room: Sex, the Gospel, & the Church

Dustin Hall

Every Young Man's Battle: Strategies for Victory in the Real World of Sexual Temptation

Stephen Arterburn and Fred Stoeker​​

Self Esteem                                                   



The Self-Esteem Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Build Confidence and Achieve Your Goals

Lisa M. Schab LCSW

The Body Image Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help Girls Develop a Healthy Body Image in an Image-Obsessed World

Julia V. Taylor PhD and Melissa Atkins Wardy

Preparing Your Daughter for Every Woman's Battle: Creative Conversations About Sexual and Emotional Integrity

Shannon Ethridge

Self Harm                                                       



The Parent's Guide to Self Harm: What Parents Need to Know

Jane Smith ​​

A Guide to Help Teenagers Against Self Harm

Richard Philips

A Short Introduction to Understanding and Supporting Children and Young People Who Self-Harm

Carol Fitzpatrick




iCope: Stress Management for Teens and Young Adults

Anthony R. Ciminero Ph. D.

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Teens: Simple Ways to Keep Your Cool in Stressful Times 

Richard Carlson

More Hot Stuff to Help Kids Chill Out: The Anger and Stress Management Book

Jerry Wilde




When a Friend Dies: A Book for Teens About Grieving & Healing

Marilyn E. Gootman Ed.D.

Suicide Information for Teens

Keith Jones

Teen Suicide: The Step by Step Guide to Coping & Dealing with Suicide 

 Eric Hastings

The Power to Prevent Suicide: A Guide for Teens Helping Teens

Richard E. Nelson Ph.D. and Judith C. Galas

A Parent's Guide for Suicidal and Depressed Teens: Help for Recognizing if a Child is in Crisis and What to Do About It

Kate Williams

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