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There is a young adult mental health crisis in America, and it is a crisis of proportion
and of perception. So many twentysomethings are struggling—especially with anxiety,
depression and substance use—yet, as a culture, we are not sure what to think or do
about it. Perhaps, it is said, young adults are snowflakes who melt when life turns up
the heat. Or maybe, some argue, they’re triggered for no reason at all. Yet, even as we
trivialize twentysomething struggles, we are quick to pathologize them and to hand out
diagnoses and medications.
Medication is sometimes, but not always, the best medicine. For twenty-five years, Meg
Jay has worked as a clinical psychologist who specializes in twentysomethings, and here
she argues that most don’t have disorders that must be treated: they have problems
that can be solved. In these pages, she offers a revolutionary remedy that upends the
medicalization of twentysomething life and advocates instead for skills over
In The Twentysomething Treatment, Jay teaches us:
The Twentysomething Treatment is a book that offers help and hope to millions of young adults—and to the friends, parents, partners, teachers, and mentors who care about them—just when they need it the most. It is essential reading for anyone who wants to find out how to improve our mental health by improving how we handle the uncertainties of life.