New Books on Mental Health for Teens

Jazz Thornton is a young Kiwi, 25 years old, on a mission to change the stigma and approach of mental health in New Zealand and the world. Jazz tried to take her life multiple times as a teenager and now campaigns and helps others overcome.

Her book Stop Surviving, Start Fighting is a must-read for anyone in Youth Work to understand what NZ school culture is like and to understand the thinking behind anyone you know struggling with mental health and how to relate and talk to our youth.

AYM also has copies of Jazz’s journal/diary which have positive self-talk truths for each day and other activities. You can borrow Stop Fighting, Start Surviving from the AYM library and buy the My Journey Starts Here journal for $20 each.

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