Personal/Social Counseling

Social Emotional Support
If you are experiencing any type of social, emotional or mental health issues, please contact your School Counselor. Please also see us if you are worried about a friend or family member. The counseling department at Bedford High School has a number of resources for students and their families who are in need of support services.

Bedford Cares!
Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Resources, Counseling Referrals and Support developed by the K-12 Mental Health Team and Bedford Youth and Family Services.


Blaney, Sue. Please stop the rollercoaster! Changeworks Publishing. Acton, MA (2002)

Burns, David D, Feeling Good- The New Mood Therapy Penguin Press New York (2008)

Burns, David D, The Feeling Good Handbook, Penguin Press, New York (1999)

Feinstein, Sheryl G. Secrets of the Teenage Brain: Research-based strategies for reaching and teaching today’s adolescents, 2nd ed. Corwin: Thousand Oaks, California.  (2009).

Goleman, Daniel. Emotional intelligence. Bantam Publishing: New York. (1995).

Hallowell, Edward. Connect 12: 12 vital ties that open your heart, lengthen your life, and deepen your soul. Simon and Shuster: New York. (1999).

Hill, Kevin P., M.D. Marijuana: the unbiased truth about the world’s most popular weed. Hazeldon: Center City, Minnesota. (2015)

Kindlon, Michael and Thompson, Michael. Raising Cain: protecting the emotional life of boys. Ballantine Books: New York (1999).

McMahon, Tom. Teen tips: a practical survival guide for parents with kids 11- 19. Pocket Books: New York (1996).

NYT article on teen anxiety (2017):

Pipher, Mary. Reviving Ophelia: saving the selves of adolescent girls. Ballantine Books: New York. (1994).

Pollock, William. Real boys. Henry Holt and Co.: NY, NY. (1998).

Rao, Anthony. The Way of Boys. Promoting the Social and Emotional Development of Young Boys. William Morrow: (a division of HarperCollins), New York (2009).

Sachs, Brad E., Ph.D. The good enough teen: raising adolescents with love and acceptance (despite how impossible they can be). HarperCollins, New York. (2005).

Siegler, Ava L. The essential guide to the new adolescence: how to raise an emotionally healthy teenager. Plume books/Penguin: New York. (1998).

Tatum, Beverly D. "Why are all the black kids sitting together in the cafeteria?" And other conversations about race. Basic Books: New York. (1997).

Wolf, Anthony. Get out of my life but first could you drive me and Cheryl to the mall? A parent's guide to the new teenager. Farrar, Straus and Giroux: New York. (1991).

Walsh, David.  Why Do They Act That Way? A survival guide to the adolescent brain for you and your teen. Free Press: New York. (2004).


Managing a Mental Health Condition in College - click here for link 

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