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Freaking out : real-life stories about anxiety / Polly Wells ; illustrated by Peter Mitchell.

Wells, Polly, (author.).
Book Book ([2013])
Description: 130 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Publisher: Toronto ; Annick Press, [2013]
8 of 8 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
1 of 1 copy available at Gloucester. (Show all copies)
0 current holds with 8 total copies.
Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Gloucester Teen Nonfiction TEEN 616.85/Wells (Text to Phone) Available -
Beverly Farms Young Adult Nonfiction Young Adult BF 724.3 .A57 F74 2013 (Text to Phone) Available -
Beverly Main Young Adult Nonfiction Young Adult BF 724.3 .A57 F74 2013 (Text to Phone) Available -
Danvers Teen Tech Center Teen Tech / Social Issues / BF 724.3 A57 W66 2013 (Text to Phone) Available -
Marblehead Teen Nonfiction Y 616.8522 WELLS 2013 (Text to Phone) Available -
Northern Essex - Lawrence Campus Stacks BF724.3 .A57 F74 2013 (Text to Phone) Available -
Saugus YA Nonfiction YA 158.108 Wells (Text to Phone) Available -
Wakefield Children's Nonfiction Children's 152.46 Wells (Text to Phone) Available -

  • ISBN: 9781554515455 (bound)
  • ISBN: 1554515459 (bound)
  • ISBN: 9781554515448 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 1554515440 (pbk.)
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references: pages 126-130.
Contents: Introduction: Why am I freaking out? -- Heavy losses: After my father died, I developed an intense fear of losing everything -- Exiled: Ostracized, I was locked in thoughts of unworthiness, sure I'd never fit it -- The enemy next door: My unexplained fear of dogs was messing with my laid-back style -- Count me out: I had no idea why I was so afraid of numbers and concepts of space and time -- Stuck: Once I knew I had an anxiety disorder, I could finally get help -- Applause: My identity depended on being the center of attention -- (Dis)Comfort zone: Hiding my true self: that was how I coped with being different -- Changing course: When I couldn't get out of bed for days on end, I knew something had to change -- Nowhere to hide: You know the jitters you get before giving a speech? I always felt that way -- Nothing but the best: I had to learn that it was okay not to be good at everything -- Obsessions: Drug addiction didn't get rid of my anxiety; it made it worse -- The bathroom chronicles: My severe stomach pain was a clear sign that I had to find ways to chill out -- War story: Being separated from my family when I was just sixteen triggered years of chronic anxiety.
Summary: Presents thirteen true accounts of teenagers with varying levels of anxiety disorders, exploring how they addressed their anxiety and dealt with such issues as peer pressure, perfectionism, grief, and self-mutilation.
Additional Physical Form available: Issued also in electronic format.
Authors: Mitchell, Peter, 1978- (illustrator.).


Wells, Polly. "Freaking out : real-life stories about anxiety." Toronto ; Annick Press, 2013.

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