Students in emotional distress tend to seek out a trusted adult at school, regardless of whether that person has signed up to troubleshoot student mental health issues. If you are a classroom teacher, dean, school nurse, or coach who would like to learn more about the emotional wellbeing of your students, this list of book titles may provide a useful start.
Kagan, Jerome (2010) The temperamental thread: How genes, culture, time and luck make us who we are. Dana Press. New York.
Porter, Susan Eva (2009) Relating to adolescents: Educators in a teenage world. Rowman and Littlefield Education. New York.
Reilly, Nadja (2015) Anxiety and depression in the classroom. Norton. New York.
Solomon, Andrew (2012) Far from the tree: Parents, children, and the search for identity. Scribner. New York.
Steele,, Claude (2010) Whistling Vivaldi: how stereotypes affect us and what we do. Norton. New York.
Tatum, Beverly (1997) Why are all the black kids sitting together in the cafeteria? And other conversations about race. Basic Books. New York.
Turkle, Sherry (2015) Reclaiming conversation: the power of talk in a digital age. Penguin Books. New York.