10 Best Books For Depressed Young Adults Update 05/2022

Books For Depressed Young Adults

I love young adult books, especially young adult books that deal with difficult topics. I like YA books the best. It can be hard for teenagers to deal with depression today. Teens are becoming more and more depressed, and more than 5,000 people between the ages of 15 and 24 kill themselves every year. That’s a very bad number, no matter what your age is. The fact that these numbers are about people who haven’t even started to see what life has to offer makes it even more sad.

It’s hard for me to deal with the stigma that comes with having depression. Depression is seen as weird, and people who have it are told they need to “suck it up.”

One of the best ways to make depression seem normal is to make it a part of our way of life. That’s where these young adult books come in. They need to read about people who are like them. Teens and adults need to read about people like them. We need to read about how they coped, how they succeeded, and how they failed. We need to know about these things so that we don’t feel like we’re the only ones. Depression is hard for me because I feel like I’m the only one who has it. However, I’m not, and you aren’t either. I’ve put together a list of 10 young adult books that deal with depression. It is my hope that these books will bring you some comfort or help you understand. It doesn’t matter which way you look at it. I hope you feel less alone.

Cut by Patricia McCormick

Cut by Patricia McCormick

Callie, who is 15, is in a rehabilitation center because she has a habit of cutting her own arm. Callie doesn’t speak or do therapy at Sea Pines until Amanda, a fellow cutter, comes in. Amanda shows off her scars, and the more she does it, the more difficult it is for Callie to keep quiet. For people who have been through therapy, this story might be hard to read.

By the Time You Read This I’ll Be Dead by Julie Anne Peters

It has been a long time since Daelyn Rice tried to take her own life. She wants to finally do it “properly.” She goes to a website for “completers” called www.through-the-light.com. There, she talks about her life, including how she was bullied as a child, and how she is now. When she gets home from school, a boy named Santana starts to stay with them while she waits for her parents to pick her up. Daelyn has made it clear that she wants to be left alone, but Santana doesn’t want to give up on her. Why bother making a friend if you don’t plan to stay for long?

Suicide Notes by Michael Thomas Ford

15-year-old Jeff wakes up on New Years Day in a psychiatric ward. He thinks there must be some kind of mistake. In his chart, you can see that he has bandages on both wrists as well as notes. Allie and Burke have been bothering him and his best friend, Allie. He tried to do what he did because of that. People around him don’t go crazy like him. That doesn’t mean that he doesn’t start to think that maybe all these “crazy” people aren’t so different from him after all. One teenager’s journey through his own stigma about mental illness is shown in this video. It’s a little more lighthearted than the summary says.

My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga

My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga

16-year-old Aysel has a strong desire to die. People at school don’t want to be friends with her because of the violent crime her father committed. Even her own mother can’t look into the camera without getting sick. When Aysel has nowhere else to go, her first stop is a suicide support website called Suicide Partners. There, she is paired with a teenage boy named Roman who is also haunted by a family tragedy and wants to help. For a long time, Aysel and Roman were very different. As their suicide pact became more real, Aysel began to wonder if they should die together when there was so much potential between them. Roman doesn’t seem to be giving up, so is it too late?

The Last Time We Say Good Bye by Cynthia Hand

Before, Lex had good friends, a good boyfriend, and a happy family. Before her brother took his own life, that was all. It now looks like she’ll never be able to shake the label of being the sister of a suicidal family member. It’s hard for her to think about how things turned out the night her brother died, especially the last text Tyler ever sent. I read something that could change everything. In this book, it talks openly about how a teenager can be devastated by a senseless tragedy. It also reminds people that ghosts don’t have to be real in order for them to haunt you.

Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaria

Kurt Cobain is the person Laurel chooses to write to when she has to write a letter to a dead person for English class. The Kurt Cobain that May’s sister, May, loved died young. A binder full of letters written to the dead is kept by Laurel, even though she didn’t give a single one of them to her teacher. She talks about things that aren’t very important, like school, her family, and the first time she fell in love. But the most important thing she talks about is how she deals with her sister’s death. Isn’t it hard to mourn if you haven’t forgiven your sister yet?

The Love Story that Shouldn’t Have Been by Melissa Grijalva

An eating disorder and a strong desire to cut herself have turned Dellia Sanchez, 16, into a person who is angry and violent. She’d rather punch someone in the face than talk about her problems. She knows that in any story, she’d be the bad person, and she’s ready for that. In a split second, she finds herself in love for the first time, and to her horror, she realizes that her dark life is becoming the cheesy fantasy she’s always feared. Having depression that makes it seem like happiness is out of character is why this book is so important to me.

The Manifesto on How to Be Interesting by Holly Bourne

The Manifesto on How to Be Interesting by Holly Bourne

It’s hard to be a good person when you’re a total loser like Bree. She hides behind her words and hates pretty much everything. Bree doesn’t like school, her absent parents, or her life. To make herself more interesting, Bree came up with the manifesto on how to be interesting. It is a six-step plan for becoming more interesting. Toward the end of this manifesto, Bree will join the popular crowd, fall in love, and make the worst mistake of her life. One that is more lighthearted, which is important in its own way.

Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You by Peter Cameron

Rather than going to Brown, 18-year-old James is looking for a place to stay in Kansas. As long as he doesn’t live in Manhattan, James doesn’t mind. But he’s more interested in reading about other places, and that’s becoming more and more annoying to him. Even more bad, he’s becoming more attracted to the man who works at the art gallery that his mother owns. This book about coming of age looks at how low-level depression can affect a teenager and how it can affect their lives.

The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

In this translated French novel, we meet Paloma, a 12-year-old genius who lives in a hotel and wants to die on her 13th birthday. People expect her to be a good (but not great) student and a good (but not great) daughter until then. In the movie, we also meet a hotel clerk named Renée, who is stuck in her own stereotype but has a very rich and intelligent heart. A Japanese man named Ozu comes into the building and starts to get to know both of them. The two of them become friends. : This book has a lot of philosophical ideas as well as a lot of humor and heartache.

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