Bottled Up Inside: African American Teens and Depression

by Rose Jackson-Beavers, Jermine D. Alberty. Prioritybooks Publications, 2018.

This book helps youth workers navigate mental health issues among African American teens.


signs of depression; anxiety and other mental health disorders; personal and professional experiences with mental health; specific action steps; resources

Best For

anyone working with African American youth


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Equip youth workers to understand more about mental illness and be prepared to assist.
  • Help all congregants support youth in your congregation by reading as a group.

About the Contributor

Matt Burke

Matt Burke is the director of the Northeast Center for Congregations in Fort Wayne and serves as the Center’s Education Director statewide. Matt has a background in classroom, digital and experiential education. He is passionate about using education to develop deeper faith in congregational participants.

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