From Surviving to Vibing


Carron Montgomery
and Dr. Caroline Danda

Our Invisible Riptide book series was created to help children, teens, families, and communities understand the complexities of mental health and how we can better connect with ourselves and the ones around us to overcome challenges, raise awareness, and develop mental strength.

From Surviving to Vibing: Filling in the Gaps is packed with tips and tricks for tweens, teens, young adults, and caregivers, as they can get a glimpse into the world of youth today. It is designed to help the world fill in the gaps across generations and professions by equipping readers with the tools needed to decide what works for them. Surviving to Vibing is meant to empower and motivate individuals. It is a book of self-discovery, a conversation starter, and a way to thrive as an individual and within the community. The book is a great resource for individuals, families, teachers, counselors, and anyone else working with tweens, teens, and young adults.

Download the Surviving to Vibing Workbook (free for a limited time) to use as your very own guide to move from surviving to vibing. The workbook is an easy way to expand on the information in the book, either as part of a therapy session, a book club or teen group, or as a parent to work alongside their teen. 

For so long, we have been told to hold in our emotions. Don't let them show. When we do show our emotions, we're told - you're being too much. I love the part of the book about emotions. It tells us we're actually supposed to take a deep dive into our emotions and NOT ignore them. There's so much good information that everyone needs to know.

– Mother of Four

From Surviving to Vibing gets to the heart of what teens are really going through, while also giving helpful tools and explanations that are straightforward, easy to implement and allowing this age group to evaluate what is and isn't working for them.

– Mental Health Professional

“...It was one of the first times I had ever seen my thoughts, on paper, and coming from someone else. It’s extremely validating to know that my generation as a whole has these thoughts too, and we’re not alone.”

– Junior in High School

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