Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan

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Books for be nice.

Theodore Finch is fascinated by death. Every day he thinks of ways he might kill himself, but every day he also searches for—and manages to find—something to keep him here, and alive, and awake.
A bold and irreverent novel that powerfully reminds us that there are many different types of remarkable.
What if you couldn’t touch anything in the outside world? Never breathe in the fresh air, feel the sun warm your face? Maddy is a girl who’s literally allergic to the outside world, and Olly is the boy who moves in next door and becomes the greatest risk she’s ever taken.
When Mim'sthousand-mile journey takes a few turns she could never see coming, Mim must confront her own demons, redefining her notions of love, loyalty, and what it means to be sane.
Mira is starting over at Saint Francis Prep. She promised her parents she would at least try to pretend that she could act like a functioning human this time, not a girl who can’t get out of bed for days on end, who only feels awake when she’s with Sebby.
When Vicky Cruz wakes up in the Lakeview Hospital Mental Disorders ward, she knows one thing: After her suicide attempt, she shouldn't be alive. But after she meets the ones who saved her, they push her to reconsider her life before Lakeview, and offer her an acceptance she's never had.
Dear Teen Me includes reflections and advice from over 70 YA authors to their teenage selves. The letters cover a wide range of topics, including physical abuse, body issues, bullying, friendship, love, and enough insecurities to fill an auditorium
This riveting first novel introduces readers to an unforgettable heroine, an outsider who dares to confront the rigid conformity of junior high, and in the process manages not only to save herself but to inspire and transform others.
A story about a 14-year-old girl who suffers from social anxiety as a result of being bullied. Funny, witty, and heartwarming — and well-researched at the same time.
Samantha McAllister looks just like the rest of the popular girls in her junior class. But hidden beneath it all is a secret that her friends would never understand: Sam has Purely-Obsessional OCD and is consumed by a stream of dark thoughts and worries that she can't turn off. 
A book about love, depression, high school, musicals, and everything in between. One character is gay and deals with depression, and his voice is so refreshingly honest.
This story follows seventeen-year-old Stevie’s journey as she struggles not only with a life-threatening eating disorder, but with the question of whether she can ever find absolution for the mistakes of her past…and whether she truly deserves to.