Articles for parents and guardians of youth and young adults. Our collections include links to books, videos, and websites the Joon team recommends.
Meditation is simply a form of concentration, of being a curious observer of your thoughts without getting tangled in them. Here are 5 ways that teens and young adults can use meditation effectively.
As we finish out 2020, it is important to reflect. Reflection helps teens and young adults understand themselves and their lives better, while avoiding feelings of depression, anxiety and loneliness.
Pandemic fatigue is real. For many teens and young adults, they are on their 8th month of social distancing and remote learning. And they’re tired of it. How can we help support the mental health…
Teletherapy is simply therapy that is delivered via video. Almost all therapeutic services that you typically think of in the mental health sphere can be delivered via teletherapy. It is certainly mo…
All therapists who specialize in teen mental health have had referral calls like this: “How can I get my daughter into therapy? She says she won’t go!” Parents can feel like they’re at the end of the…
As a current college student, I know this all too well. When I was entering my first year, I went in with a confident outlook and limited worries about my ability to be successful. Having always been…
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.
Depression is the leading cause of disability in the world. But because it's a mental illness, it can be a lot harder to understand than, say, high cholesterol. Helen M. Farrell examines the symptoms and treatments of depression, and gives some tips for how you might help a friend who is suffering.
When we’re overwhelmed by emotions, we’re usually not our best selves. We may blow up, say hurtful things or burst into tears. But what if we had a tool we could use to turn down the temperature at those times? Psychologist Marc Brackett has a helpful strategy.
This guidebook for teenagers discusses depression and provides guidance on cognitive behavioral therapy principles to help teens take a problem solving, strategy based approach to deal with depressed moods, thoughts, and behavior.
Don't Let Your Emotions Run Your Life for Teens is a workbook that can help. In this book, you'll find new ways of managing your feelings so that you'll be ready to handle anything life sends your way.
About one in four teens suffers from mild to serious problems with anxiety, and many of them get little or no help. This workbook, written by an experienced therapist, gives teens a collection of tools to help control anxiety and face day-to-day challenges.
Raising a happy and successful teenager is a challenge for any parent, even the most patient and wisest among us. In this down-to-earth, practical guide, you’ll learn how to tap your “wise mind” to calmly navigate even the stormiest of parenting moments.