Item description for Happiness Is A Choice For Teens by Paul Meier...
Overview Since 1978, "Happiness Is a Choice" has been helping people overcome depression and lead happy healthy lives. Now, in 1997, Dr. Paul Meier and his wife, Jan, have the lessons of raising six children to draw on as they present "Happiness Is a Choice for Teens", reading especially for the teenager.
Publishers Description When you think you've been given nothing but raw deals in your life, remember that you can choose to be happy. That's not just a pat theory but a truth that you really can discover and use for your life. Dr. Paul and Jan Meier work with thousands of teens struggling with the same dilemmas ... feelings of stress, worried that there's no future, tempted to check out on reality. They will show you how to deal with issues such as: anger, grief, goal-setting, the opposite sex, siblings, self-image ... to name a few.
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.52" Width: 5.44" Height: 0.86" Weight: 0.96 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 1997
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 0785275746 ISBN13 9780785275749
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More About Paul Meier
Paul Meier, MD is the author or co-author of more than 90 books that have sold more than seven million copies in more than 30 languages. He is also the founder of the national chain of nonprofit Meier Clinics. He is a graduate of the Duke University Psychiatry Residency and is also an ordained minister and graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary, where he taught for 12 years. He has traveled around the world teaching Christian Psychology, and has appeared on hundreds of national radio and television programs, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, the Tom Snyder Show, Norman Vincent Peale s program, and on Radio Free Europe."
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Losers want to be depressed Apr 13, 2005
Anyone stupid enoughe to negate God from there lives deserves to be depressed. The Review from April 1999 is a case in point. I hope that kid hasn't "offed" himself. He sounds like the type that wants to blame everyone else for his problems including God. Everyone has faith in something. Everybody worships something. This kid is mad at God and more than likely mad at his parents as well. "Boo Hoo. I'm having a tough life." GET OVER IT and look to your Creator to be your help. "I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. NO ONE comes to the Father but by Me" JESUS. Narrow minded maybe, but at least I'm happy. I love and I am loved. I have a woderful wife, two loving and kind-hearted children. Life is hard but so what. It's fun. I'm blessed to be a blessing. Any parent who reads this please set a solid example for you kids. Love them undonditionally and repent of your past failures. This is a good book.
Great Christian resource on teen depression Feb 12, 2002
First, let me say what this book is and isn't. It is a book on depression in teenagers with a Christian perspective. If you aren't Christian, I'd say you're better off with When Nothing Matters Anymore by Bev Cobain. It is also a book on teen depression from a psychological perspective, written by a psychiatrist. If you're looking for a "spiritual warfare" approach, Neil Anderson's written a lot of good stuff for teens. If you think psychology is too secular for a Christian to partake of and a real Christian would never get depressed, I pray that you never have to go through the experience of mental illness.
That said, this book is a great resource on teen depression, with symptoms, information on treatments, and guidelines for living a happier life from a Christian perspective (including prayer and Bible reading). Easily understandable explanations of the components of depression (biological, environmental, and spiritual) are included.
Small gripes: the chapters on personality types seem outdated and out of place here. Also, although this book gives a well-balanced perspective on depression in the Christian teen, it does stress medication and hospitalization a little too much and therapy and counseling too little.
Overall, I would definitely recommend this book to Christian teens with depression and their parents. It is one of the few to address this pressing issue that affects so many teens in a Christian manner with understanding and without extremes or judgments.
Very Helpful Sep 28, 1999
I disagree with the depressed teenager reviewer. There is no happiness until we stop relying on external forces and concentrate on the relationship with God. Another excellent book is "Love is a choice" and for teenagers sean covey's"seven habits for teenagers" is an excellent readable for teenagers life management book and resource book, including depression. Another good book for teenagers is "taming the tiger"-stress management for teenagers and it is secular in nature. A Youth Ministry Worker
Man, this book SUCKS! Apr 27, 1999
Parents shouldn't buy into this bolonga. (I'm not being derogatory, am I ?;-) ) As a (alright, so I'm clinically depressed)...it didn't help me any. As an atheist, reading this worthless drivel about had no effect on me, and the rest of it probably made me more depressed. The only book about teenagers that I've ever read that was real and objective was Reviving Ophelia. Ok, enough out of me...parents: DON'T BUY THIS BOOK FOR YOUR DEPRESSESD TEEN(S)! take it from a smart kid.-i'm out-