Journaling has been proven to effectively manage anxiety and improve mental and emotional health.
Students benefit when journals are used as a tool to improve group dynamics in classes or small groups, as a problem solving tool, and as a tool to encourage emotional healing (Allan & Bertoia, 2003).
In 2020, Children’s Mental Health Research Quarterly reviewed 42 studies that showed randomized controlled trial evidence of success in reducing child symptoms or diagnoses – and that did not require face-to-face practitioner contact.
42 studies were reviewed, and 3 trials were selected as effective in treating childhood anxiety. ALL 3 utilized journaling as a tool for treatment (Simon Fraser University, 2020).