Articles, podcasts, research and videos from the Joon team and guest contributors about youth and young adult mental health.
Adolescents in the United States are routinely exposed to violence and other traumatic events. According to the National Survey of Adolescents, 4 out of 10 adults have directly witnessed violence.
We surveyed over 500 adolescents and young adults ages 14-24 across the U.S. to assess depression symptoms and suicidal thoughts in the first month of the COVID pandemic. The results are striking.
How do you promote positive motivation? It’s as easy as A-B-C! "Self-Determination Theory" teaches that motivation flourishes when three basic human needs are met: Autonomy, Belonging and Competence.
Parents, are your children spending hours locked in their room or on devices? Video games and Snapchat winning out over schoolwork and chores? Are you struggling to keep your teen motivated?
Teens have faced significant losses during this pandemic and are likely experiencing the complex emotion of grief, whether they recognize it or not. Often grief hides behind more obvious emotions.
If you have a teenager, chances are you have had a conflict over motivation in the last 24 hours. Whether it is warring over YouTube or video games, or asking 12 times before a chore gets done, etc.
When we talk about young adults and the pandemic, there has been a focus on the grief and loss of important events such as graduation and sports seasons. Yet many college students have lost more.
Dr. Amy Mezulis, co-founder of Joon Care, and members of the Joon therapist team share practical tips and resources on how we can support teens and young adults during the COVID-19 crisis.
In the age of teletherapy, creating a Zone of Privacy is essential. The Zone has two features: protecting the confidentiality of the teen-therapist relationship and creating a space to be yourself.
If you are at least 14 years old and reside in the U.S., you are invited to take part in a research study into the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on psychological wellbeing.
Four scientifically-backed techniques to help instill calm, control, and hope and an infographic that makes it easy to practice these skills daily. Tips for teens and young adults learning to cope.