There is growing concern in most countries today about increasing levels of stress among young people. Suicides, substance abuse, depression, anxiety and eating disorders have all been linked to stress. Young people are experiencing more social and psychological problems than ever before. Helping Young People to Beat Stress is the essential guide to helping teenagers minimise stress in their lives, both at school and at home. Sarah McNamara provides advice, information and techniques on mental and physical ways of coping with stress, study skills and time management, communication skills, and coping with depression and anxiety. This book is invaluable reading for everyone who works with teenagers.
Dr Sarah McNamara, BA, MA, DPhil (Oxon) has worked in the area of adolescent mental health and stress prevention in many capacities, including work within practice, policy, academic and applied research setting.
New introduction by the author; 1. Talking to young people about stress and coping; 2. Mental strategies for coping with stress; 3. Physical ways of coping with stress; 4. Study skills and time management; 5. Interpersonal and communication skills; 6. Treating yourself right; 7. Discussion and conclusion