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Penske, Robert. Show Me No Mercy: A Compelling Story of Remarkable Courage. Nashville, TN: Abingdon, 1984. Paralyzed in an accident that kills his wife and daughter, Andy, a bus driver, struggles to overcome his handicap and to keep his teenage son with Down syndrome from being institutionalized. For teens.
Rabe, Berenice. Where’s Chimpy? Morton Grove, IL: Albert Whitman, 1991. A picture book about a girl with Down syndrome who looks for her toy at bedtime and then helps Daddy find his glasses. For preschool children.
Rubin, Susan Goldman. Emily Good as Gold. San Diego, CA: Browndeer,
1993. A thirteen-year-old girl with developmental disabilities faces adolescence and learns she can make good social choices. For children ages nine to twelve.
Rubin, Susan Goldman. Emily in Love. San Diego, CA: Browndeer, 1997. In this sequel to Emily Good as Gold, Emily goes to high school, marking the first time she has attended a regular school. Does she have the nerve to tell Hunt, the boy she likes, about her disability? For children ages nine to twelve.
Shyer, Marlene Panta. Welcome Home, Jellybean. New York: Aladdin, 1988. A boy’s sister with developmental disabilities comes home from a residential placement. For children ages nine to twelve.
Tashjian, Janet. True Confessions. New York: Scholastic, 1999. A twelve-yearold girl wants a career in television and to help her developmentally disabled twin brother. For children ages nine to twelve.
Testa, Maria. Thumbs Up Rico! Morton Grove, IL: A. Whitman, 1994. In three short stories, Rico, a boy with Down syndrome, makes friends and learns how to be a good brother. For children ages four to eight.
Wilson, Nancy Hope. The Reason for Janey. New York: Avon Books, 1994. A developmentally disabled adult moves in with the family of a girl whose parents have recently divorced. For young adults.
Wood, June Rae. The Man Who Loved Clowns. New York: Hyperion, 1995. A girl likes her uncle with Down syndrome but is ashamed of him. For children ages nine to twelve.
256 Welcoming Children Mood Disorders Carlson, Trudy. The Life of a Bipolar Child: What Every Parent and Professional Needs to Know. Duluth, MN: Benline, 2000. Excellent practical information from a mother of a child with bipolar disorder.
Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation: www.cabf.org or www.bpkids.
org. Information, support, and advocacy on early intervention and treatment.
Cytryn, Leon, and Donald McKnew. Growing Up Sad: Childhood Depression and Its Treatment. New York: W. W. Norton, 1998. Good basic and compassionate information.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance: www.dbsalliance.org. Information and support to improve the lives of people with mood disorders.
Duke, Patty. A Brilliant Madness: Living with Manic-Depressive Illness. New York: Bantam, 1993. Duke’s story of denial and then learning to live with bipolar disorder.
Families for Depression Awareness: www.familyaware.org. Information for families living with depression or bipolar disorder.
Fassler, David G., and Lynne S. Dumas. Help Me I’m Sad: Recognizing, Treating, and Preventing Childhood and Adolescent Depression. New York:
Penguin USA, 1998. A good resource book.
Glenmullen, Joseph. Prozac Backlash: Overcoming the Dangers of Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, and Other Antidepressants with Safe, Effective Alternatives.
New York: Touchstone, 2000. The dangers of medication and an alternative look at treating mood disorders.
Harbor of Refuge Organization: www.harbor-of-refuge.org. A peer-to-peer support for people with bipolar disorder and those that care about them.
Ingersoll, Barbara, and Sam Goldstein. Lonely, Sad and Angry: A Parent’s
Guide to Depression in Children and Adolescents. Plantation, FL:
Specialty, 2001. Good up-to-date information.
Jamison, Kay Redfield. An Unquiet Mind. New York: Random House, 1997.
Jamison’s compelling autobiography of living with bipolar disorder.
Koplewicz, Harold S. More Than Moody: Recognizing and Treating Adolescent Depression. New York: Perigee, 2003. Helpful information for parents.
Lynn, George T. Survival Strategies for Parenting Children with Bipolar Disorder. Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley, 2000. Helpful information for parents.
Mental Health Sanctuary: www.mhsanctury.com. A mental health website that provides information on finding a therapist.
National Foundation for Depressive Illness: www.depression.org. Provides public education, information, and referrals.
257 Resources Papolos, Demitri, and Janice Papolos. The Bipolar Child: The Definitive and
Reassuring Guide to Childhood’s Most Misunderstood Disorder. New York:
Broadway, 2002. Comprehensive information by the foremost experts on bipolar disorder.
Pendulum Resources: www.pendulum.org. Information and resources for people with bipolar disorder by people with bipolar disorder.
Robertson, Joel, with Tom Monte. Natural Prozac: Learning to Release Your Body’s Own Anti-Depressants. New York: HarperCollins, 1998. An alternative and natural approach to healing depression.
Simon, Lizi. Detour: My Bipolar Road Trip. New York: Washington Square,
2003. A fascinating story of living with bipolar disorder.
Steel, Danielle. His Bright Light: The Story of Nick Traina. New York: Delacorte, 2000. Chronicles the day-to-day struggles and immense difficulties of living with and trying to treat someone with bipolar disorder.
Stolle, Andrew L. The Omega-3 Connection. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2001. The connection between essential fatty acids and depression and bipolar disorder.
Waltz, Mitzi. Bipolar Disorders: A Guide to Helping Children and Adolescents.
Sebastopol, CA: Patient-Centered Guides, 2000. Practical and readable information.
Wilder, Paul A. Overcoming Depression and Manic Depression (Bipolar Disorder): A Whole Person Approach. Rutherford, NJ: Wellness Communications, 2001. An excellent book on treating depression and bipolar disorder without medication by someone who has healed himself.
Eating Disorders Anderson, Arnold. Males with Eating Disorders. New York: BrunnerRutledge, 1990. Provides information just for boys, which is difficult to find.
Anorexia Nervosa and Related Eating Disorders, Inc.: www.anred.com.
Provides information, resources, and self-help tips.
Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center: www.EDreferral.com.
Provides information and treatment resources.
Hornbacher, Marya. Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia. New York:
HarperCollins, 1999. Autobiography of a young woman living with anorexia and coming to terms with her disorder.
Natenshon, Abigail. When Your Child Has an Eating Disorder: A Step by Step Workbook for Parents and Other Caregivers. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass,
1999. Good basic information.
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD): www.anad.org. Provides information, resources, and hotline counseling.
258 Welcoming Children Overeaters Anonymous: www.overeatersanonymous.org. Based on the twelve-step method. Provides information and help finding meetings.
Pipher, Mary. Reviving Ophelia. New York: Ballantine, 1994. Wonderful information about growing up female in American culture by a Unitarian Universalist author.
Suicide American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: www.afsp.org. Provides information, resources, and education.
ANSWER (Adolescents Never Suicide When Everyone Responds): www.
teenanswer.org. Information on prevention.
Bolton, Iris. My Son... My Son... : A Guide to Healing after Death, Loss, or Suicide. Rev. ed. Atlanta, GA: Bolton, 1983. The powerful story of Bolton’s journey of healing after the loss of her son to suicide.
Carlson, Trudy. Suicide Survivors’ Handbook. Duluth, MN: Benline, 2000.
Helpful coping and survival strategies for parents.
Collins, Judy. Sanity and Grace: A Journey of Suicide, Survival, and Strength.
Los Angeles: J. P. Tarcher, 2003. Collins’s story of healing after her son’s suicide.
Jamison, Kay Redfield. Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide. New York:
Vintage, 2000. A perspective from someone with bipolar disorder who has contemplated suicide.
National Organization of People of Color Against Suicide: www.nopcas.com.
Information and resources.
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education: www.save.org. An organization dedicated to educating the public about suicide prevention.
Suicide Prevention Action Network USA (SPANUSA): www.spanusa.org.
SPAN’s goal is to save lives through prevention by providing information and advocacy.
Books for Children and Youth Anglada, Troy. Brandon and the Bipolar Bear. Looks at the symptoms, fears, and treatment of bipolar disorder from a young boy’s perspective. For children ages four to ten. To order: www.bipolar-childrenbigstep.com.
Garland, E. Jane. Depression Is the Pits, but I’m Getting Better: A Guide for Adolescents. Washington, DC: Magination, 1998. A user-friendly guide for teenagers who are experiencing any level of depression.
Grieve, Bradley Trevor. The Blue Day Book. Kansas City, MO: Andrews McMeel, 2001. A picture book that helps kids keep things in perspective.
Hall, Liza F. Perk!: The Story of a Teenager with Bulimia. Carlsbad, CA: Gurze Designs & Books, 1997. For young adults.
Homes, Margaret M., and Sasha J. Mudlaff. A Terrible Thing Happened: A Story for Children Who Have Witnessed Violence or Trauma. Washington, 259 Resources DC: Magination, 2000. A story about a child who sees a “terrible thing” and how it affects his life. For children ages four to eight.
Sanders, Mark D., and Tia Sillers. I Hope You Dance. Nashville, TN: Rutledge Hill, 2000. Based on the song “I Hope You Dance,” by Lee Ann Womack, this book helps young people learn to live their lives with hope, wonder, and love.
Sommers, Michael A. Everything You Need to Know about Bipolar Disorder and Manic Depressive Illness. New York: Rosen, 2000. A book for adolescents ages thirteen to eighteen.
Anxiety Disorders Angelou, Maya. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. New York: Bantam, 1983.
Angelou describes how selective mutism and sexual abuse affected her childhood.
Anxiety Disorders Association of America: www.adaa.org. Provides information, resources, advocacy, and support groups.
Anxiety Panic Internet Resource: www.algy.com/anxiety. The web’s oldest site of resources and services for people with anxiety disorders. Created and sustained by its users.
Bloomfield, Harold H. Healing Anxiety Naturally. n.p.: Perennial, 1999.
Looks at alternative treatments for anxiety disorders, such as herbs, meditation, and music.
Chansky, Tamar E. Freeing Your Child from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
Three Rivers, MI: Three Rivers, 2001. Good practical information.
Dacey, John S., and Lisa B. Fiore. Your Anxious Child: How Parents and Teachers Can Relieve Anxiety in Children. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2000.
One of the most useful and positive books for helping a child with an anxiety disorder. Dacey is a Unitarian Universalist author.
Dayhoff, Signe A. Diagonally-Parked in a Parallel Universe: Working through Social Anxiety. Placitas, NM: Effectiveness-Plus, 2000. Good information for anyone who has a high level of anxiety in social situations.
Gravitz, Herbert L. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: New Help for the Family.
Santa Barbara, CA: Healing Visions, 1998. Hopeful information for families.
Hallowell, Edward M. Worry, Hope and Help for a Common Condition. New York: Ballantine, 1998. Practical as well as hopeful information.
Manassis, Katharina. Keys to Parenting Your Anxious Child. Hauppage, NY:
Barrons Educational Series, 1996. Good practical information.
National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: www.ncptsd.org. A program of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs that provides information on PTSD in children.
Obsessive Compulsive Foundation: www.ocfoundation.org. Provides advocacy, education, and support.
260 Welcoming Children Rapoport, Judith. The Boy Who Couldn’t Stop Washing: The Experience and Treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. New York: New American Library, 1997. The classic story that shed light on obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Wilensky, Amy. Passing for Normal: A Memoir of Compulsion. New York:
Broadway, 2000. A young woman’s story of growing up with obsessivecompulsive disorder and Tourette’s syndrome.
Tourette’s Syndrome Hilkevich, John S. Don’t Think About Monkeys: Extraordinary Stories Written by People with Tourette’s Syndrome. Duarte, CA: Hope, 1992. Provides insight into what it is like to live with Tourette’s syndrome.
Tourette Syndrome Association: www.tsa-usa.org. Information, resources, and advocacy.
Tourette’s Syndrome Online: www.tourette-syndrome.com. An excellent online community devoted to children and adults with Tourette’s syndrome.
Waltz, Mitzi. Tourette’s Syndrome: Finding Answers and Getting Help. North Sebastopol, CA: O’Reilly & Associates, 2001. Well-researched, basic information for parents.
Books for Children and Youth Buehrens, Adam. Adam and the Magic Marble. Duarte, CA: Hope, 1991.
Three children with disabilities, including one with Tourette’s, find a magic marble that helps them deal with bullies.
Buehrens, Adam. Hi, I’m Adam: A Child’s Book about Tourette Syndrome.
Duarte, CA: Hope, 1990. A child talks about what it is like to have Tourette’s syndrome.
Colas, Emily. Just Checking: Scenes from the Life of an Obsessive-Compulsive.
New York: Washington Square, 1999. For adolescents as well as adults.
Foster, Constance H. Polly’s Magic Games: A Child’s View of ObsessiveCompulsive Disorder. 1994. Available online: www.booksonthe.net. For children ages four to eight.
Hesser, Terry Spencer. Kissing Doorknobs. New York: Bantam, 1998. A young girl’s story about having obsessive-compulsive disorder. For young adults.
Moritz, E. Katia, and Jennifer Jablonsky. Blink, Blink, Clop, Clop: Why Do We
Do Things We Can’t Stop? An OCD Storybook. Plainview, NY:
Childswork/Childsplay, 2001. For young children.