Calming The Nerves | My Anxiety Handbook | A Review

I didn’t realise until it came to me writing reviews that I’d read a fair few books to do with mental health – it doesn’t hurt to research!

Today I’m reviewing an Anxiety handbook full of tips and tricks towards helping teenagers with anxiety.


Helping young people with anxiety learn to recognise and manage their symptoms, this anxiety survival guide teaches 12 to 18 year olds how they can overcome their biggest worries.

Showing that anxiety is a normal human emotion that many people face, this book helps young people understand the ins and outs of their own anxiety and helps them to challenge the difficult patterns they may get into. Co-written with a college student who has experienced anxiety herself, it is a relatable and straightforward guide. As well as providing tried-and-tested advice and exercises that are proven to reduce feelings of anxiety, it includes recovery stories from young people who have managed their symptoms successfully.

With practical chapters on sleep, exam stress, transitions, and seeking extra help, this is a go-to guide for any tween, teen or young person living with anxiety.

Star Review – 4 Stars

Netgalley Review

Although this book is primarily aimed at teenagers, I really enjoyed this book and found the information both informative and helpful. Full of helpful tips and tricks to use, I highlighted and bookmarked a lot of sections. I really enjoyed the last paragraph with peoples own opinions and working with their own anxiety. Would really recommend this to teenagers and young twenty-somethings, or even everybody that could do with a little hand!

As mentioned above, this book is primarily aimed at teens, but I think this book could be helpful for all ages. It’s full of information and tips on how to handle anxiety and all that comes with it. It also gives a bit of a background information about anxiety but it’s set out clearly and doesn’t make you feel like you’re reading a text book. It’s the sort of book that you’d want to read with a highlighter in hand, it’s full of useful information that you’re gonna want to remember.

I liked how the book was set up into various sections; exam stress, sleep, and ‘real-life’ stories. The final part of the book, where we had people talking about their anxiety and what they do is really helpful for anyone who’s feeling a little lost and that you’re the only one dealing with this – you’re not!

As always, let me know in the comments below if you’ve read the book and what you thought of it. And if you haven’t, will you be adding it to your TBR?


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