Books:
 
Battlefield of the Mind: winning the battle in your mind by Joyce Meyer, Faith Words, New York 1995.
Worry, depression, and anxiety, are attacks on your thinking and your life. Learn how to think in ways that will help you become all God intends you to be with this bestselling author.
 
Believing God by Beth Moore, B & H Books, Tennessee 2004.
What do you believe God for? Do you believe the promises of God's Word are true for you?
 
Climbing Out Depression: a practical guide to real and immediate help by Sue Atkinson, Penguin Group, New York 2005.
A quick read with an abundance of help. Sue Atkinson writes as someone who has personally experienced depression. This is not a clinical book. You will relate to this very helpful pragmatic book.
 
Conflict Free Living: how to build healthy relationships for life by Joyce Meyer, Charisma House, Florida 2008.
Learn how to recognize and deal with situations which lead to conflict BEFORE the conflict happens.
 
Conquering the Beast Within: How I Fought Depression and Won…And How You Can Too by Cait Irwin, Times Books, Random House, New York 1998. 
A teenager tells how she coped and won against depression.
 
The Depression Workbook: a guide for living with depression and manic depression by Mary Ellen Copeland, M.S., M.A., New Harbinger Publications, Inc., CA 2001
A research-based self help approach to making meaningful changes using step-by-step methods to relieve depression.
 
Inside a Cutter's Mind: Understanding and Helping Those who Self-Injure by Jerusha Clark with Dr. Earl Henslin, Think, Colorado 2007.
Help for individuals struggling with self-injury.
 
Laughing in the Dark by Chonda Pierce, Howard Books, New York 2007. 
A humorous, helpful and informative look at depression by comedian Chonda Pierce as she explores the depths of her healing from depression through faith, medical help, and practical insights from a trained psychotherapist.
 
Managing Your Emotions: Instead of Your Emotions Managing You by Joyce Meyer, Warner Books, Hatchette Book Group, New York 1997.
Bestselling author tells how to keep your feelings from defeating yourself and your faith.
 
Monochrome Days: A Firsthand Account of one Teenager's Experience with Depression by Cait Irwin with Dwight L. Evans, M.D. and Linda Wasmer Andrews, Oxford University Press, New York 2007.
Offers helpful insight into teen depression including causes, tips for coping at home and school as well as first hand information on hospitalization, medication and treatment for depression.
 
Run Like a Girl: how strong women make happy lives by Mina Samuels, Seal Press, Berkeley, California, 2011.  An inspirational book about the confidence building aspects of exercise. Mina Samuels writes how running (vigorous exercise) can change your life in many ways including your mental health.
 
Seeing in the Dark by Gary Kinnaman and Richard Jacobs, M.D., Bethany House Publishers, Minnesota, 2006.
A very honest, helpful, and pragmatic resource. Authors offer insight into the myths surrounding depression and medication. The authors also discuss practical strategies of coping, patterns of thought and information about brain chemistry.
 
A Secret Sadness: the hidden relationship patterns that make women depressed by Valerie E. Whiffen, Ph.D., New Harbinger Publications, Inc., CA, 2006.
If patterns of behavior influence your depression, this book can help you uncover past and current patterns in relationships that contribute to your depression.
 
God Never Blinks: 50 Lessons for Life's Little Detours by Regina Brett, Grand Central Publishing, New York, 2010.
A New York Times Bestseller with quick, practical insights into many of the daily challenges we face in life.


Links:
 
National Suicide Prevention Hotline  1.800.273.8255
 
Adolescent Mental Health Initiative (A mental health site for teens)
 
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy   
 
Christian Counseling 
 
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
 
Depression is Real.org  (Transcripts of podcasts relating many aspects of depression including postpartum, self help, suicide, medication, obesity, and more)
 
Depression Screening.org   (Free confidential screening for depression)
 
HelpGuide.org  (Full of useful tips and information to "Understand, prevent, and resolve life's challenges)
 
National Alliance on Mental Illness
 
National Empowerment Center Inc.   (Stories of recovery from mental illness)
 
National Institute of Mental Health
 
Postpartum Support International  1.800.944.4772
 
S.A.F.E. Alternatives (for self-abuse/injury)
 
Suicide Prevention Action Network USA (Information for survivors of suicide and getting involved in preventing suicide)
 
Teen Central.Net   (Read teen stories and get answers)
 
 
Resources:
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Teen depression is real and raw but it doesn't have to be your life. Learn how to get better. There is stuff you can do to feel better today.
 
You are not alone. An estimated 20 million people in the United States deal with depression each year, BUT 2 out of 3 people do NOT get help.
 
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You don't deserve depression, but just like having a broken arm or strep throat, it's something you find yourself dealing with that you didn't ask for. 
 
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There is help and you are not alone. Get help. Talk to someone and if the person you talk to doesn't help, find someone who understands. You can do this.
 
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Very Helpful Links:
 
Teen Central.Net  
( read teen stories and get answers )
 
Teen Help Line
( help is a phone call away )
 
Adolescent Mental Health Initiative 
( a mental health site for teens )
 
S.A.F.E. Alternatives 
( for self-abuse/injury )
 
 
 
Books:
 
Conquering the Beast Within: How I Fought Depression and Won…And How You Can Too by Cait Irwin, 1998. 
A teenager tells how she coped and won against depression. A quick read. Although this book is illustrated, it is NOT a baby book! Cait Irwin is real.
 
Monochrome Days: A Firsthand Account of one Teenager's Experience with Depression 
by Cait Irwin with Dwight L. Evans, M.D. and Linda Wasmer Andrews, 2007.
A personal story offering help for teen depression including causes, tips for coping at home and school as well as first hand information on hospitalization, medication and treatment for depression.
Causes of Depression

Nothing's Working

Just 4 Teens

Counseling for Depression

Depression Museum

Prayer and Depression