Mind over Monsters By Sarah Rose Cavanagh
- Narrated by: Sarah Naughton
- Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
- Release date: 05-02-23
Mind over Monsters By Sarah Rose Cavanagh AudioBook Summary
An investigation into the mental health crisis affecting young adults today, and an impassioned argument for creating learning environments characterized both by compassion and challenge.
Alarming statistics in recent years indicate that mental health problems like depression and anxiety have been skyrocketing among youth. To identify solutions, psychologist and professor Sarah Rose Cavanagh interviews a roster of experts across the country who are dedicating their lives to working with young people to help them actualize their goals, and highlights voices of college students from a range of diverse backgrounds.
Cavanagh also brings the listener on an invigorating tour of pedagogical, neuroscientific, and psychological research on mental health—one that involves her own personal journey from panic to equilibrium.
The result of these combined sources of inquiry indicates that to support youth mental health, we must create what Cavanagh calls compassionate challenge— first, we need to cultivate learning and living environments characterized by compassion, and then, we need to guide our youth into practices that encourage challenge, helping them face their fears in an encouraging, safe, and even playful way.