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Obsessed: A Memoir of My Life with OCD
A brave teen recounts her debilitating struggle with obsessive-compulsive disorder - and brings readers through every painful step as she finds her way to the other side - in this powerful and inspiring memoir.Until sophomore year of high school, fifteen-year-old Allison Britz lived a comfortable life in an idyllic town. She was a dedicated student with tons of extracurricular activities, friends, and loving parents at home.But after awakening from a vivid nightmare in which she was diagnosed with brain cancer, she was convinced the dream had been a warning. Allison believed that she must do something to stop the cancer in her dream from becoming a reality.It started with avoiding sidewalk cracks and quickly grew to counting steps as loudly as possible. Over the following weeks, her brain listed more dangers and fixes. She had to avoid hair dryers, calculators, cell phones, computers, anything green, bananas, oatmeal, and most of her own clothing.Unable to act “normal,” the once-popular Allison became an outcast. Her parents questioned her behavior, leading to explosive fights. When notebook paper, pencils, and most schoolbooks were declared dangerous to her health, her GPA imploded, along with her plans for the future.Finally, she allowed herself to ask for help and was diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder. This brave memoir tracks Allison’s descent and ultimately hopeful climb out of the depths.
Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic (Young Adult Adaptation)
As an adult book, Sam Quinones's Dreamland took the world by storm, winning the NBCC Award for General Nonfiction and hitting at least a dozen Best Book of the Year lists. Now, adapted for the first time for a young adult audience, this compelling reporting explains the roots of the current opiate crisis.In 1929, in the blue-collar city of Portsmouth, Ohio, a company built a swimming pool the size of a football field; named Dreamland, it became the vital center of the community. Now, addiction has devastated Portsmouth, as it has hundreds of small rural towns and suburbs across America. How that happened is the riveting story of Dreamland. Quinones explains how the rise of the prescription drug OxyContin, a miraculous and extremely addictive painkiller pushed by pharmaceutical companies, paralleled the massive influx of black tar heroin--cheap, potent, and originating from one small county on Mexico's west coast, independent of any drug cartel.Introducing a memorable cast of characters--pharmaceutical pioneers, young Mexican entrepreneurs, narcotics investigators, survivors, teens, and parents--Dreamland is a revelatory account of the massive threat facing America and its heartland.
Period Power: A Manifesto for the Menstrual Movement
PERIOD founder and Harvard College student Nadya Okamoto offers a manifesto on menstruation and why we can no longer silence those who bleed—and how to engage in youth activism.Throughout history, periods have been hidden from the public. They’re taboo. They’re embarrassing. They’re gross. And due to a crumbling or nonexistent national sex ed program, they are misunderstood. Because of these stigmas, a status quo has been established to exclude people who menstruate from the seat at the decision-making table, creating discriminations like the tampon tax, medicines that favor male biology, and more.Period Power aims to explain what menstruation is, shed light on the stigmas and resulting biases, and create a strategy to end the silence and prompt conversation about periods.
You Are Enough: Your Guide to Body Image and Eating Disorder Recovery
Whether you struggle with low self-esteem and body image or want to recover from an eating disorder, this inclusive guidebook will answer your questions and give you the tools to start your journey.
HelloFlo: The Guide, Period.: The Everything Puberty Book for the Modern Girl
Honest, funny, and unafraid of the messy, real-life facts about a girl's changing body, this is definitely not your mother’s puberty book. HelloFlo founder Naama Bloom’s mission is to create informed, empowered young women who are unafraid to ask questions and make the best choices for themselves and their bodies. A celebration of women's bodies and all the confusing, uncomfortable, silly, transformative, and powerful changes that occur during puberty.This full-color book—written by HelloFlo founder, Naama Bloom, and journalist Glynnis MacNicol—features bright, diverse, approachable illustrations and infographics, doctor-vetted information, and personal testimonials from real girls and women.
The Girls' Guide to Growing Up Great: Changing Bodies, Periods, Relationships, Life Online
A positive and empowering guide for girls who are going through puberty or are curious about in what's in store.Packed with facts and thoughtful advice, plus words of wisdom from older women and quotes and questions from girls who are also going through it, The Girls' Guide to Growing Up Great covers every aspect of going through puberty for girls.From body basics like breasts, acne and periods, to the questions with no easy answers (Does how you look matter? Is a crush ever wrong? Is it bad to be jealous of your best friends--and does having a best friend even matter?) Plus, of course, clear and empowering information on sex, sexuality and gender and a whistle-stop guide to the wonderful world of online resources.The Girls' Guide to Growing Up Great is filled with quirky illustrations from the fabulous Flo Perry, coupled with space to scribble your own thoughts and ideas. With additional contributions from Laura Chaisty, a trained psychotherapist, as well as medical input from GP Maddy Podichetty, this well-balanced book gives a modern reflection of what it's like growing up today.
I've Got My Period. So What?
Your period. What is it, really? And why is it so embarrassing to walk to the bathroom hiding a tampon in your sleeve?Comedian and Scandinavian YouTube sensation Clara Henry has the answers to all your burning questions about bleeding. Have you always wondered what menstruation is, why it causes terrible cramps, or why it makes you want to do nothing but eat chocolate and watch cute cat videos? Have you been shocked that it’s taboo to talk about something that half the world’s population goes through every month? And above all, have you been looking for the best snarky response to the question “Are you on your period, or what?"Whether you’re expecting your first period, have already gotten it, or know someone close to you who’s just begun the torment, this funny and informative book will tell you everything you need to know. In a funny, powerful, and entertaining voice, this book covers important terms, types of sanitary protection, and the history of menstruation and women’s fight for equal access to reproductive healthcare. And if you suddenly find yourself hankering for chocolate or cute animals? Well. Welcome to the period club.
Surgery & Medicine for Weight Loss (Understanding Obesity)
One of the biggest health concerns today is obesity. More and more people have been diagnosed with obesity over the last few decades, especially in developed countries like the Unites States. Obesity is a major problem that many people are struggling to fix. Because obesity is such a serious and prevalent medical condition, modern medicine has developed many different ways to fight it. Sometimes, diet and exercise aren't enough--and that's when a doctor may prescribe a medical intervention. Discover some of these techniques, from surgery to medications.
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