Beyond the Blues

A Workbook to Help Teens Overcome Depression

Author: Lisa Schab

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1608827410

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 184

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Despite what you might have been told, the feelings of sadness and hopelessness you may be struggling with are probably not 'just a phase' or 'something you'll grow out of.' As many as 20 percent of people your age have symptoms of serious depression, yet many teens and even many adults don't recognize the signs. Only half of depressed teens get the help they need to overcome these feelings. If you're feeling depressed, this workbook offers things you can do, both on your own and with a counselor, to feel better. The activities in Beyond the Blues can help you cope with sad and difficult feelings, find new ways to make friends, and deal with conflicts. Little by little and on your own schedule, you can make small changes in your life that will lead you to a brighter, more enjoyable future.

Beyond the Blues

Understanding and Treating Prenatal and Postpartum Depression & Anxiety

Author: Shoshana Bennett PhD,Pec Indman EdD MFT

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781611878158

Category: Self-Help

Page: 162

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BEYOND THE BLUES contains the most up-to-date information about risk factors, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mood and anxiety disorders in pregnancy and postpartum. Straightforward yet compassionate, it is required reading for all who work with pregnant and postpartum women, as well as for those suffering before or after the baby is born. "An indispensable guide to understanding and treating prenatal and postpartum depression. This book is a gift not only to healthcare providers but also to family and friends of mothers suffering from these devastating perinatal mood disorders." -Cheryl Tatano Beck, DNSc, CNM, FAAN Professor, University of Connecticut, School of Nursing Coauthor of Postpartum Depression Screening Scale "In BEYOND THE BLUES, Bennett and Indman offer a compact yet surprisingly comprehensive manual on prenatal and postpartum depression. Readable and practical, they systematically address screening and assessment, finding a therapist, myths about nursing and bonding, and treatment. Interesting and helpful are suggestions for family and friends. For health professionals, there is detailed diagnostic and treatment information. Beyond the Blues is a quick read with an easy-to-handle format. Recommended for consumer health and health sciences collections." -Library Journal "This book will be of great help for both women and their health care providers, providing information on all aspects of depression in pregnancy and in the post-postpartum, including safety/risk of medication therapy." -Adrienne Einarson RN Assistant Director, The Motherisk Program, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada

Beyond the Crossroads

The Devil and the Blues Tradition

Author: Adam Gussow

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469633671

Category: Music

Page: 416

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The devil is the most charismatic and important figure in the blues tradition. He's not just the music's namesake ("the devil's music"), but a shadowy presence who haunts an imagined Mississippi crossroads where, it is claimed, Delta bluesman Robert Johnson traded away his soul in exchange for extraordinary prowess on the guitar. Yet, as scholar and musician Adam Gussow argues, there is much more to the story of the devil and the blues than these cliched understandings. In this groundbreaking study, Gussow takes the full measure of the devil's presence. Working from original transcriptions of more than 125 recordings released during the past ninety years, Gussow explores the varied uses to which black southern blues people have put this trouble-sowing, love-wrecking, but also empowering figure. The book culminates with a bold reinterpretation of Johnson's music and a provocative investigation of the way in which the citizens of Clarksdale, Mississippi, managed to rebrand a commercial hub as "the crossroads" in 1999, claiming Johnson and the devil as their own.

Beyond the Blues

Township Jazz in the '60s and '70s

Author: Basil Breakey,Steve Gordon

Publisher: New Africa Books

ISBN: 9780864862426

Category: Jazz

Page: 82

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Basil Breakey photographed and befriended these township jazz musicians, and so built up a significant historical record. Here are Kippie Moeketsi, Dollar Brand ( Abdullah Ibrahim), Chris MacGregor, Basil Coetzee, Barney Rachabane, and others.

Beyond the Baby Blues

Anxiety and Depression During and After Pregnancy

Author: Rebecca Fox Starr

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442273917

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 154

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Most people have heard of post-partum depression. What many people do not know is that anxiety and depression can be experienced during pregnancy, as well, and the impact can be both debilitating and devastating. This book is a unique combination of one woman’s story of her struggle with perinatal distress and actionable advice from a professional in the field. Rebecca Fox Starr shares her personal story of marriage, motherhood, prenatal anxiety and depression, severe postpartum anxiety and depression, recovery process and hope for the future. Woven throughout the narrative, Dr. Amy Wenzel, a specialist in the field of Perinatal Mood Disorders, provides readers with clinical information and advice, addressing risk factors, warning signs, definitions and recovery options. Stories from other women who experienced prenatal anxiety or depression are included as well. No longer do women have to suffer in silence, question their symptoms, or try to hide their feelings. Here, readers will see themselves in the narrative and understand that the devastating effects of prenatal and post-partum depression can be confirmed, treated, and managed, giving them hope for a brighter future.

Beyond the Blues

Treating Depression One Day at a Time

Author: Edward F. Haas

Publisher: Infinity Press

ISBN: 9780741400864

Category: Self-Help

Page: 394

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Beyond the Blues

Author: Ravry Sloan

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595334016

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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"Beyond the Blues" is a journey through the next step of friendships between three, childhood, best friends. Courtney Alexander, a single, humble woman with goals and dreams and isn't quite sure how to go about reaching them. Courtney captures the heart of an admirer, Christopher Winslow, while confronting her own inner emotional cravings for sex, or lack thereof. Rhoni McMillian-Benton, a plain, ordinary newlywed who made past decisions based on other people's feelings. When Rhoni decides to share good news with her best friends, all kind of secrets becomes unraveled. Then there's Kathy Crawford, a boisterous, matter-of-fact, single woman who doesn't know what she wants out of life because of a disappointing past. Kathy has been covering up her own emotional scars while dealing with the struggle of what's reality and what she sees in her own twisted mind. Can the three ladies survive the journey and is friendship really that important after all? While going through the transition of life together, the three, childhood, best friends must choose from the past they once knew and felt so comfortable with, to the unknown future they will have to face..."Beyond the Blues."

Beyond the Blues

Prenatal & Postpartum Depression : a Treatment Manual

Author: Shoshana S. Bennett,Pec Indman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780971712409

Category: Depression, Mental

Page: 79

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Up-to-date, concise manual of mood disorders during pregnancy and the postpartum period, designed for the consumer, as well as health professionals. Resource section lists important reference material as well as a listing of organizations.

Beyond the blues

new poems by American Negroes

Author: Rosey E. Pool

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: African American poetry

Page: 188

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A Right to Sing the Blues

African Americans, Jews, and American Popular Song

Author: Jeffrey Melnick

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674040908

Category: Music

Page: 288

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All too often an incident or accident, such as the eruption in Crown Heights with its legacy of bitterness and recrimination, thrusts Black-Jewish relations into the news. A volley of discussion follows, but little in the way of progress or enlightenment results--and this is how things will remain until we radically revise the way we think about the complex interactions between African Americans and Jews. "A Right to Sing the Blues" offers just such a revision. "Black-Jewish relations," Jeffrey Melnick argues, has mostly been a way for American Jews to talk about their ambivalent racial status, a narrative collectively constructed at critical moments, when particular conflicts demand an explanation. Remarkably flexible, this narrative can organize diffuse materials into a coherent story that has a powerful hold on our imagination. Melnick elaborates this idea through an in-depth look at Jewish songwriters, composers, and perfomers who made "Black" music in the first few decades of this century. He shows how Jews such as George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Al Jolson, and others were able to portray their "natural" affinity for producing "Black" music as a product of their Jewishness while simultaneously depicting Jewishness as a stable white identity. Melnick also contends that this cultural activity competed directly with Harlem Renaissance attempts to define Blackness. Moving beyond the narrow focus of advocacy group politics, this book complicates and enriches our understanding of the cultural terrain shared by African Americans and Jews.

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

A Novel

Author: Tom Robbins

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780553897890

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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The whooping crane rustlers are girls. Young girls. Cowgirls, as a matter of fact, all “bursting with dimples and hormones”—and the FBI has never seen anything quite like them. Yet their rebellion at the Rubber Rose Ranch is almost overshadowed by the arrival of the legendary Sissy Hankshaw, a white-trash goddess literally born to hitchhike, and the freest female of them all. Freedom, its prizes and its prices, is a major theme of Tom Robbins’s classic tale of eccentric adventure. As his robust characters attempt to turn the tables on fate, the reader is drawn along on a tragicomic joyride across the badlands of sexuality, wild rivers of language, and the frontiers of the mind. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Staging the Blues

From Tent Shows to Tourism

Author: Paige A. McGinley

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822376318

Category: Music

Page: 296

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Singing was just one element of blues performance in the early twentieth century. Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, and other classic blues singers also tapped, joked, and flaunted extravagant costumes on tent show and black vaudeville stages. The press even described these women as "actresses" long before they achieved worldwide fame for their musical recordings. In Staging the Blues, Paige A. McGinley shows that even though folklorists, record producers, and festival promoters set the theatricality of early blues aside in favor of notions of authenticity, it remained creatively vibrant throughout the twentieth century. Highlighting performances by Rainey, Smith, Lead Belly, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Sonny Terry, and Brownie McGhee in small Mississippi towns, Harlem theaters, and the industrial British North, this pioneering study foregrounds virtuoso blues artists who used the conventions of the theater, including dance, comedy, and costume, to stage black mobility, to challenge narratives of racial authenticity, and to fight for racial and economic justice.

The Blues and Beyond

Author: Robben Ford

Publisher: Warner Bros Publications

ISBN: 9780769220147

Category: Music

Page: 80

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This book begins with basic blues concepts such as the pentatonic, mixolydian and blues scales and builds on them, progressively incorporating more sophisticated scales and chord voicings. With lots of transcriptions and music examples, the book moves from basic 12-bar blues through gospel, jazz and modal feels.

The Divorce Workbook for Teens

Activities to Help You Move Beyond the Break Up

Author: Lisa M. Schab

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1572245999

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 197

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The Divorce Workbook for Teens helps teens understand their feelings, cope with parental fighting, and be happy after their parents' divorce. Activities cover emotional issues, such as developing self-awareness and communication skills, as well as the practical issues related to divorce, such as living in two homes.

What's Eating You?

A Workbook for Teens with Anorexia, Bulimia & Other Eating Disorders

Author: Tammy Nelson

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1572246073

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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A book about eating disorders for teenagers.

Beyond the Pale

The Story of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Author: Ken Grossman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118007360

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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The author chronicles his career in the brewing industry, discussing his youthful adventures in homebrewing, the experiences that fed his curiosity, and the path that led to his founding Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. in 1980.

Really the Blues

Author: Mezz Mezzrow,Bernard Wolfe

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 1590179463

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

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Mezz Mezzrow was a boy from Chicago who learned to play the sax in reform school and pursued a life in music and a life of crime. He moved from Chicago to New Orleans to New York, working in brothels and bars, bootlegging, dealing drugs, getting hooked, doing time, producing records, and playing with the greats, among them Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, and Fats Waller. Really the Blues, the jive-talking memoir that Mezzrow wrote at the insistence of, and with the help of, the novelist Bernard Wolfe, is the story of an unusual and unusually American life, and a portrait of a man who moved freely across racial boundaries when few could or did, “the odyssey of an individualist . . . the saga of a guy who wanted to make friends in a jungle where everyone was too busy making money.”

Been Here and Gone

A Memoir of the Blues

Author: David Dalton

Publisher: William Morrow

ISBN: 9780380976768

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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Can I tell you about the blues? Baby, I was born with the blues... So begins the fictional memoir Been Here and Gone, the extraordinary story of an all-but-forgotten bluesman, Coley Williams. A backup musician to some of the most famous and infamous figures in the annals of blues music, and a former recording artist in his own right, Williams had a backstage pass to a world that most of us could never even imagine. In 1998 at the astonishing age of one hundred and two, Williams agreed to tell his tale for the first time. We can only be thankful for the fruits this "collaboration" with renowned author David Dalton has yielded: as funny, furious and funky as a lick on a talking guitar, Dalton's rhythmic prose captures the inimitable voice of a man who walks it like he talks it without missing a beat. From his youth as a tenant farmer on the Mississippi plantations to the Great Migration to the Northern cities, from his incarceration in the notorious Sugarland prison farm to the temptations of freedom on the open road, from the juke joints of the deep South to the stages of Swinging London, Coley Williams' life is at once the story of the blues and the story of the twentieth century. Across a hundred years of tumultuous change, we follow him through the hardships of the Flood of 1927 and the hardscrabble years of the Great Depression, the race riots of the 1960s and the birth of the Civil Rights movement. Along the way, Williams' vividly recounted anecdotes introduce us to the pantheon of blues legends whose paths he crossed: Charley Patton, Tommy Johnson, Bessie Smith, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Ma Rainey, T-Bone Walker, Muddy Waters, B.B. King, the immortal Robert Johnson, and even the young Elvis Presley. Raucous, rambunctious, and often downright dangerous, these larger-than-life musicians, singers, and all-around rabble-rousers live again in Williams' wonderfully colorful recollections. And of course, throughout it all, there is the music: whether it's the plaintive and lonely sound of the Mississippi Delta or Chicago's lowdown and dirty electric hellfire brew. Here is the boisterous blues in all its hues-salty and soulful and sad with a glimmer of hard-won hope always singing out beyond the last note. Been Here and Gone is a highly personalpanorama of the century as seen and experiencedby one of the most remarkable figures in recentliterature. It is at once a wildly inventive epic, aheartfelt testament to the people and places of avanishing era, and an invaluable contribution tothe literature of - music and popular culture thatwill fascinate blues fans, history buffs, and generalreaders alike. If Coley Williams' story (to quotethe old son) was nearly the "Blues the WorldForgot," then Been Here and Gone is just the tonicwe need to refresh our memories and remindourselves of the vitality of this music and thepeople who have lived it. Here before us is theAmerican Century, set to the tune of the Americanmusic. Can I tell you about the blues? Baby, I wasborn with the blues...

Beyond the White Negro

Empathy and Anti-Racist Reading

Author: Kimberly Chabot Davis

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252096312

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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Critics often characterize white consumption of African American culture as a form of theft that echoes the fantasies of 1950s-era bohemians, or "White Negroes," who romanticized black culture as anarchic and sexually potent. In Beyond the White Negro, Kimberly Chabot Davis claims such a view fails to describe the varied politics of racial crossover in the past fifteen years. Davis analyzes how white engagement with African American novels, film narratives, and hip-hop can help form anti-racist attitudes that may catalyze social change and racial justice. Though acknowledging past failures to establish cross-racial empathy, she focuses on examples that show avenues for future progress and change. Her study of ethnographic data from book clubs and college classrooms shows how engagement with African American culture and pedagogical support can lead to the kinds of white self-examination that make empathy possible. The result is a groundbreaking text that challenges the trend of focusing on society's failures in achieving cross-racial empathy and instead explores possible avenues for change.