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All teenagers experience anxiety and sadness from time to time. Is this a regular part of life or do I have anxiety or depression?


20% of teenagers suffer from depression, exclusion, or not fitting in.

80% of children who are affected by anxiety disorders are never treated.

100% of teenagers should not feel they are alone. Welcome to Brain XP.

Do you have a resource to guide you through your mental health recovery?

Brain XP Book Cover


Brain XP

by Award Winning Author Christine Marie Frey
Foreword by Kristin Cadenhead, M.D.

“Best Mental Health/Psychology Book for 2019”

Winner: International IndieReader Discovery Award

Finalist: International Next Generation Indie Book Award

“…honest, insightful, inspiring.”

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Happy Notes From Our Readers:

....While BRAIN XP is the frightening account of her struggle with mental illness, Frey makes clear that there are many positive elements to her story. She describes the coping mechanisms that she uses to survive periods of anxiety and depression. In particular, she recounts the joy she has found in creating music. Each chapter is accompanied by the lyrics to a song that Frey wrote to describe an aspect of her journey. Furthermore, Frey coined the term “Brain Expanded” (or Brain XP) to convey the idea that those with mental illness are not crazy—they are unique. She has created a community of Brain XP members who share their stories, support one another, and celebrate the uniqueness of their brains.....A valuable resource for those with mental illness (or those who wish to understand life with one), BRAIN XP: Living with Mental Illness, A Young Teenager’s Perspective, offers guidance, compassion, and education.
— Jennifer Noll for IndieReader
Christine is one of the most remarkable young women I have ever met. We met in the pages of her book “Brain XP“. It is honest, insightful and inspiring. She is soulfully open about her experience with ‘Brain XP’, her moniker for what us woefully unenlightened refer to as mental illness. After reading the story of her journey to today, I do not plan on using that terminology again. Thank you for having the courage to share your story, to create your community (Brain XP) and to seek a way to help others who may be suffering in similar situations.
— @Deke ( Reviewer)