The Teen Girl's Anxiety Survival Guide
Ten Ways to Conquer Anxiety and Feel Your Best
The Instant Help Solutions Series
Published by: New Harbinger Publications
Imprint: Instant Help
“A thoroughly researched and comprehensive guide for teenagers to manage their anxiety and learn to love themselves.”
10 powerful skills to help you deal with anxious thoughts and feelings—so you can get back to being a teen!
In a world where you face academic pressure, social media stress, and countless expectations from every direction, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. No wonder anxiety in teen girls is at an all-time high! Luckily, there are proven strategies you can learn to feel better, cope better, and live your life with more confidence.
In The Teen Girl’s Anxiety Survival Guide, you’ll find 10 strategies to help you cope with anxious thoughts and feelings in healthy ways. You’ll learn all about how anxiety works, and why you feel it; how to overcome negative thinking; mindfulness skills for calming your mind and body; and how self-compassion can help you cultivate a more positive outlook on life. You’ll also discover how to balance screen time and social media use; and strengthen relationships with family and friends, so you can get the support you need to be your best.
As a teen girl, sometimes you just need a space to breathe and be yourself. With this fun and friendly guide, you’ll learn to find that space within yourself—a place of your own where you can go anytime life feels a little too extra.
“Being a teenage girl can be exhausting and stressful. With stressors from school, social media, family, friends, and more, navigating the teen years can be a lot to handle. Hemmen presents 10 strategies to help manage anxiety, each addressed in a separate chapter.... The information is broken up into easily digestible sections, making for a pleasant, informative, and quick read. Among other subjects, Hemmen addresses both the benefits and risks of screen time and social media, different strategies for succeeding in school, and dealing with interpersonal conflicts, troubling feelings, and more. Many readers, especially middle- and upper-middle-class teens, will feel validated by the abundance of examples and success stories from other teens and likely come away from the book with a convenient toolbox for addressing anxious thoughts, practicing self-care, and finding balance in their lives.... A thoroughly researched and comprehensive guide for teenagers to manage their anxiety and learn to love themselves.”~Kirkus Reviews
“Gr 6 Up–This new installment in the “Instant Help Solutions” series focuses on 10 tips for girls to overcome anxiety. Most teens have experienced anxiety at one point or another, but for 25 percent of readers, this anxiety can be extremely debilitating. Hemmen offers strategies that girls can apply in daily life. The text shows readers how to slay negative self-talk, bullies, and other challenges. Hemmen acknowledges self-care as a right, not a privilege, and details how readers can get comfortable with the uncomfortable, such as navigating anxiety in social situations. This resource serves as a suitable general self-help text. Readers will take comfort in knowing that anxiety can happen to anyone and that they are not alone—good coping skills and practical techniques can help overcome stress and anxious feelings.”~School Library Journal
—School Library Journal
“The powerful message that ‘self-care isn’t selfish’ sets the compassionate tone of this guide for teen girls addressing their anxieties. Hemmen provides friendly yet direct and clear guidance on how to move through the process of managing emotions and thoughts to arrive at a more desirable place. Engaging stories from older teens and young adults offer hope that anxieties can be overcome.”~Mary K. Alvord, PhD
—Mary K. Alvord, PhD, psychologist, and coauthor of Conquer Negative Thinking for Teens and Resilience Builder Program for Children and Adolescents
“The Teen Girl’s Anxiety Survival Guide first conveys the powerful message that anxious brains are rewired through practicing daily skills. Using a lighthearted and down-to-earth approach, Hemmen then explains in simple yet profound ways how to reduce anxiety and improve overall wellness. Teen girls will naturally absorb the messages in this book through engaging with the numerous activities designed to promote self-reflection and positive self-talk—how cool is that?”~Sheila Achar Josephs, PhD
—Sheila Achar Josephs, PhD, psychologist, and author of Helping Your Anxious Teen
“Lucie Hemmen’s latest book is an essential guide to help teen girls face their fears, comfort their fears, and challenge distorted thoughts that lead to false alarms. With a compassionate and caring tone, teens can access wisdom that will impact the rest of their lives. Parents will love the idea of having a resource to replace nagging with knowledge they can offer their daughters.”~Lara Honos-Webb, PhD
—Lara Honos-Webb, PhD, psychologist, speaker, and author of Six Super Skills for Executive Functioning and The Gift of ADHD
“Another great book for teen girls by Lucie Hemmen! In The Teen Girl’s Anxiety Survival Guide, Lucie translates effective information into language teenage girls can hear and make sense of. She engages her readers while simultaneously providing tips that work and appeal along with the science and research behind them—a valuable combination!”~Lisa M. Schab, LCSW
—Lisa M. Schab, LCSW, psychotherapist; and author of eighteen self-help books, including The Anxiety Workbook for Teens and Put Your Worries Here
“The Teen Girl’s Anxiety Survival Guide is a youth’s go-to resource for overcoming anxiety and feeling more secure and confident. Lucie Hemmen does an excellent job explaining how to break down and confront anxious fears through powerful, evidence-based behavioral and self-care strategies. The Teen Girl’s Anxiety Survival Guide is a must-have book for any girl who wants to survive, thrive, and conquer their anxiety.”~Raychelle Cassada Lohmann, PhD
—Raychelle Cassada Lohmann, PhD, counselor, educator, supervisor, clinical mental health counselor, and author of The Anger Workbook for Teens
“Lucie Hemmen’s The Teen Girl’s Anxiety Survival Guide offers user-friendly, easily digestible, practical tools and techniques to assist teenage girls (and their loved ones) to move past anxiety and live their best life. This book is written in clear language that impressively balances conveying critical information while still communicating in engaging, teen-friendly language. This book will help teen girls to feel educated, empowered, and ready to face their challenges head-on. I am excited to have this great book as a resource to recommend to my clients and other therapists at my practice.”~Debra A. Kissen, PhD, MHSA
—Debra A. Kissen, PhD, MHSA, CEO of Light on Anxiety CBT Treatment Center
“Lucie Hemmen has created an essential guide for teen girls with anxiety. The book is packed with clear scientific explanations, practical and accessible strategies, and real-talk examples of how to manage anxiety when it arises. I will frequently recommend this book to the teen girls in my practice!”~Jamie Micco, PhD, ABPP
—Jamie Micco, PhD, ABPP, cofounder and managing partner at The Concord Center in Concord, MA; and author of The Worry Workbook for Teens