Mental Health Resources

There are SO many resources and outlets out there that can be beneficial for adolescents and parents alike when talking about mental health. Here are some of my favorite books, podcasts, websites, and articles related to mental health.


  1. Hope Always – How to be a Force for Life in a Culture of Suicide

Author(s): Matthew Sleeth

  1. The Family – A Christian Perspective on the Contemporary Home 

Author(s): Jack O. Balswick & Judith K Balswick 

  1. How Emotions are Made 

Author(s): Lisa Feldman Barrett 

  1. What Works with Teens

Author(s): Britt H. Rathbone and Julie B. Baron

  1. Why Emotions Matter 

Author(s): Tristan Collins & Jonathan Collins

  1. The Teenage Brain – A Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents & Young Adults 

Author(s): Frances E Jensen 

  1. Parenting a Child Who Has Intense Emotions 

Author(s): Pat Harvey 

  1. The Body Keeps the Score 

Author(s): Bessel Van Der Kolk 

  1. Brain-Based Parenting: The Neuroscience of Caregiving for Healthy Attachment 

Author(s): Jonathan Baylin and Daniel Hughes


  1. The National Child Traumatic Stress Network – 
  2. World Health Organization – Adolescent and Young Adult Health
  1. Psychology Today – Various articles on mental health in adults and adolescents 
  1. American Psychological Association – 


  1. Parenting Smarts – 
  1. Screen Strong Families – 
  2. The Neurodiversity Podcast – 
  3. A Couch Divided –

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