Mental Health

The Mind/Body Connection: How Your Emotions Affect Your Health (2016)

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In this program students learn how their emotional health affects their physical health and vice-versa. The program describes how many physical ailments have a mental component and are precipitated by factors such as stress, anxiety, and depression.

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Middle
High
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00:20
The Mind/Body Connection: How Your Emotions Affect Your Health

It's Kind of a Funny Story

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Ambitious New York City teenager Craig Gilner is determined to succeed at life-which means getting into the right high school to get into the right college to get the right job. But once Craig aces his way into Manhattan's Executive Pre-Professional High School, the pressure becomes unbearable. He stops eating and sleeping until, one night, he nearly kills himself.

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700L
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08:35
It's Kind of a Funny Story

Flowers for Algernon

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This is the touching story of a gentle, mentally-handicapped man who faces the chance of a lifetime and the hard changes that come with it. After undergoing experimental brain surgery to increase his intelligence, Charlie (Matthew Modine, Have Dreams, Will Travel; TV's Weeds) is emboldened with his newfound genius, but finds himself questioning the value of his intellect and struggling to accept his former self.

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Middle
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01:31
Flowers for Algernon

Thirteen Reasons Why (Unabridged) [Unabridged Fiction]

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Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker, his classmate and crush, who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah's voice explains that there are 13 reasons she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out why.

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550L
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12:50
Thirteen Reasons Why (Unabridged) [Unabridged Fiction]

Wintergirls (Unabridged)

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"Dead girl walking," the boys say in the halls.

"Tell us your secret," the girls whisper, one toilet to another.

I am that girl.

I am the space between my thighs, daylight shining through.

I am the bones they want, wired on a porcelain frame.

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Lexile: 
730L
Length: 
07:05
Wintergirls (Unabridged)

A Corner of the Universe (Unabridged)

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Hattie Owen prefers to be steeped in the familiarity of her small-town life than to think about the vast world beyond her own. Her family's boarding house is where she feels most at home, with its eccentric tenants and predictable routines, so different from the controlling and repressive home of her well-to-do grandparents who live nearby.

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750L
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04:32
A Corner of the Universe (Unabridged)

The Crowstarver (Unabridged)

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From the moment he's left as a foundling in a lambing-pen on Outoverdown Farm, Spider Sparrow is surrounded by animals. Adopted by the kindly shepherd and his wife, Spider comes to know all the farm creatures, including the crows he must scare away from the wheat. Every animal he meets trusts him, and Spider loves them all.

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03:26
The Crowstarver (Unabridged)

The Summer of the Swans (Unabridged)

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Sara's life has always flowed smoothly, like the gliding swans on the lake, until her little brother Charlie disappears. Then Sara is forced to see her life in a whole new way.

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830L
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02:48
The Summer of the Swans (Unabridged)

Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key (Unabridged)

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Joey Pigza can't sit still. He can't pay attention, he can't follow the rules, and he can't help it -- especially when his meds aren't working. Joey's had problems ever since he was born, problems just like his dad and grandma have.

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970L
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02:59
Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key (Unabridged)

Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge (Unabridged)

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In this gentle, moving story about caring and sharing, a small boy helps an old friend remember when her memory is not as sharp as it used to be.

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AD760L
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00:06
Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge (Unabridged)

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