Description : Charting John Kirwan's personal experiences as a father, and featuring the real voices of young people today, Stand By Me investigates issues around teenage mental health, with a focus on depression and anxiety. I'm a dad and I'm scared. When I say I'm a dad and I'm scared, I really mean: I'm a dad and I'm looking for answers - from the professionals, kids, mums, dads and other caregivers who have been there, holding each other's hands to hell and back. Stand by me. Let's take the journey together. With clinical psychologists Dr Elliot Bell and Kirsty Louden-Bell, JK confronts the big questions facing parents and teens, highlighting key messages and offering best approaches. Stand By Me also draws on the perspectives of teenagers who have been diagnosed with mental health issues and the families who have journeyed with them. In their own words, the young people reflect on their darkest days and recovery, and consider how these experiences have shaped them as they face forward into their adult lives. Intimate, enlightening and impossible to ignore, Stand By Me is a window into an all-too-real issue facing New Zealand families, and a powerful tool for anyone concerned about the wellbeing of young people in their care. Also available as an eBook
Description : I've been to hell and I'm back. If you're in that same place, then I understand what you're going through. 'John Kirwan was one of the most devastating wingers New Zealand, and world, rugby had ever seen. A prominent and revered figure at the dawn of the professional age of rugby, he seemed to live a charmed life. But nobody knew, though, that behind closed doors 'JK' was living a life of torment. Afflicted with depression for many years including those as a high-profile sportsman. Kirwan was able to survive by reaching out, seeking help from those closest to him. All Blacks Don't Cry is John Kirwan's story of hope, of working through the pain and living a full life. It is a poignant, inspirational and helpful example for anybody battling depression. At my worst moments, I lost all sense of hope for the future. As I began to slowly get better, I began to be able to say to myself, 'this will pass, you'll get through this. Hang on to hope.'
Description : Bestselling author Stormie Omartian raised teenagers to adulthood, and her mother's heart for this age group (14- to 18-year-olds) gives her the perfect foundation for a book on prayer specifically targeting this exciting and challenging time of life. Along with Scripture verses and true stories of teens in action, The Power of a Praying® Teen addresses key issues young people face, including purity peer pressure insecurity body/self-image friendships Each segment of the book concludes with a prayer that teens can follow or use as a model for their own prayers. Easy-to-access chapters focus on what it means to be maturing in all areas of life, including talking to God in prayer. Young men and women just on the cusp of growing up will find the compassion, help, direction, strength, and stability that comes with knowing and hearing from God in The Power of a Praying® Teen.
Description : Union: The Heart of Rugby is an epic international portrait of rugby through the lenses of the world's great rugby photographers. Conceived to celebrate the true heart and soul of rugby around the world, Union is both a stunning large-format book and a photographic exhibition. This is the book rugby fans worldwide have been waiting for and will be a landmark in the history of rugby publishing. The Union collection of images is the result of an international search involving the highest echelon of award-winning rugby photographers and has been edited by legendary sports photographer, Neil Leifer. The final collection comprises 150 original and evocative images drawn from many thousands. Complementing the images is an original text by author Paul Thomas that explores the eight core creeds that underpin the sport - pride, team, friendship, courage, passion, heroes, pain and glory - and based on interviews with five of the game's greatest players from New Zealand, Australia, France, South Africa and England: John Kirwan, Nick Farr-Jones, Phillipe Sella, Joel Stransky and Martin Johnson.
Description : This book is one-year devotional excursion in search of God's kingdom. Using Scripture, true stories, and pertinent thoughts, it deals with four central areas of your life.
Description : Morbidly Beautiful is all about expressing difficult emotions and encouraging teens to not be afraid of their feelings but to find the beauty within them. These poems have related to both me and other teens through tough times, and if these poems can reach at least one of its young readers, then it completed its purpose. From charismatic light-hearted poems that talk about the beauty of snowflakes to ones that talk about death, Morbidly Beautiful covers the range of the teenage heart and challenges teens to see the world from a different perspective. This book teaches you to do one of the hardest things anyone can ever do-find hope in even the darkest of places.
Description : We all experience times of tragedy, loss, and disappointment. A Woman's Guide to Getting Through Tough Times offers hope and reassurance to those who are struggling, guiding readers to look beyond their immediate circumstances and to renew their faith in God.s
Description : From the author of the highly successful Maybe You Know My Kid comes a desperately needed follow-up–the first comprehensive guide for dealing with the unique challenges of raising an adolescent with ADHD. Adolescence is a tumultuous turning point for everyone, but for teens with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, it can be especially challenging, and for some of their parents, downright terrifying. Predictably, stress ensues over inconsistent or poor school performance and over inevitable decisions regarding higher education and life after high school. Adolescents with ADHD get more traffic tickets, have higher school-expulsion and drop-out rates, and are more likely to experiment with alcohol and drugs. Maybe You Know My Teen brims with management strategies for parents new to ADHD as well as those who have coped with it throughout their child’s life. Explaining the roots of the disorder clearly and extensively, while discussing situations most likely to cause symptoms to manifest themselves, ADHD authority Mary Fowler presents step-by-step advice, along with in-depth personal stories and first-person advice from leading experts in the field. This is the one-of-a-kind lifesaver thousands have been awaiting.