Fall 2024

Not Just a Bad Day

Understanding Depression

From the Series Healthy Living Library

  • Interest Level: Grade 8 - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 8

Depression affects approximately 280 million people around the world, and it’s only becoming more common.

As of 2021, 1 in 5 American adolescents had experienced a major depressive episode in the year prior alone.

Depression can occur in anyone, and a variety of factors, from genetics to specific experiences, play a role in its development. With depression becoming increasingly prevalent, it is important to understand the disorder and the causes and symptoms related to it. This helps people identify it and support others or themselves.

Not Just a Bad Day highlights what depression is, how it occurs, what treatments are available, and related conditions that may accompany it. Discover more about this widespread disorder.

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On pre-order until 09/10/2024
On pre-order until 09/10/2024
On pre-order until 09/10/2024
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Interest Level Grade 8 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
Genre Science, Young Adult
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, Diverse Books: Mental Health & Neurodiversity, Diversity, SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: E Responsible Decision-Making, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2025
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Twenty-First Century Books ™
Language English
Number of Pages 112
Publication Date 2024-09-10
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS YAN051060, YAN024100, YAN051230
Dewey 616.85/27
Dimensions 6 x 9
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Index, Photo captions, Reviewed, Sidebars, Source notes, and Table of contents

Author: Wendy Moragne

Wendy Moragne is a former teacher and writer who now practices as an attorney. Her work includes Depression (USAT Health Reports, 2011).

Author: Tabitha Moriarty

Tabitha Moriarty is a medical student living in Atlanta, Georgia. She has co-authored several titles in the Healthy Living Library series.


Kirkus Reviews

“A valuable and affirming overview of depression’s many layers and comorbidities.”—Kirkus Reviews