JoCo counselor’s new children’s book teaches kids (and adults) that ‘it’s okay not to be okay’

Local counselor Carron Montgomery, seated in black shirt, wrote a children's book, "The Invisible Riptide," to help explain what she calls the "silent emotional tsunami" facing young people these days and how they can re-connect and re-regulate their emotions. Image via Lisa Hoffman.

Carron Montgomery had firsthand experience seeing how the COVID-19 pandemic took its toll on the mental health of children and families, so she wrote a book about it.

“The Invisible Riptide” is a children’s book meant to help young readers and their families deal with what Montgomery calls the “silent emotional tsunami” of mental health challenges facing kids these days, an issue that was present before March 2020 but has been exacerbated by the pandemic.