Readers’ Corner: Mental Health Resources

For National Suicide Prevention Week, our featured booklist focuses on Mental Health Resources. In Washington State, suicide is the second leading cause of death among teens. A group of more than 100 parents, teens, and other community members gathered at the Edmonds Library in April to discuss this serious topic and find out what kinds of resources […]

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Top 3 Right Now: Lisa’s Fiction Picks for Mental Health Month

This week we are featuring a top 3 list from Lisa, the Teen services librarian from our Edmonds community library. Lisa’s list is inspired by the recent Issues that Matter forum her library hosted on teen depression and suicide – you can view the video of that panel here if you’d like – and you can even […]

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Readers’ Corner: On the Spectrum

I hope you’re all enjoying a safe and sunny Labor Day weekend, making the most of the last days of summer vacation. This week’s featured teen booklist is one of our Tough Issues lists, which deal with the real-life problems and situations teens face every day. The topic for this week’s list is On the […]

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Readers’ Corner: Obsessions & Compulsions

This week’s featured booklist covers a disorder that most of us can relate to, at least to some small extent: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, or OCD. But the stories in these books will give you an idea of what’s it really like to suffer from severe obsessions and compulsions. There are also a couple of non-fiction […]

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You Count: Mental Health Resources

Seahawks player Kevin Pierre Louis recently opened up about his depression in a Seattle Times article. After reading it, I thought it might be a good time to talk about mental health resources for teens. If you are struggling with depression and other mental health issues, please remember that you are not alone and don’t […]

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Readers’ Corner: Living with Depression

This week’s featured teen booklist is on a serious topic: Living with Depression. There’s no denying this is a serious problem among teens today: the statistics are grim. But, as is the case with most problems, you can help make a difference by improving your understanding. Sno-Isle is in the midst of a series of Issues […]

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Vlog Squad: Mosquitoland

Welcome new Vlog Squad member Shea, reviewing Mosquitoland by David Arnold, a “really lighthearted story” with “such deep, sad topics that could be really really hard…but the author writes in such a way the you can even laugh at awful stuff.”

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