Young adults with serious mental health conditions SMHCs often do not engage continuously with mental health services, and there are few engagement interventions designed for them. This qualitative study presents a blueprint for conceptualizing and developing an engagement intervention designed for young adults with SMHCs. The blueprint includes the following activities: 1 establishing a strong theoretical basis, 2 designing an initial manual based on previous research and practice, 3 systematically examining feedback on the manual from stakeholders, and 4 examining the feasibility, acceptability, and implementation demands of the intervention. Interviews, group discussions, and journaling were utilized to collect information from young adult participant-researchers, intervention facilitators i.
Serious Psychological Distress Among Adults: United States, 2009–2013
An Engagement Intervention for Young Adults With Serious Mental Health Conditions
This brief provides an overview of workforce issues to consider when addressing the needs of older adults living with serious mental illness SMI. Information includes demographics; challenges faced by a provider workforce, and ideas for strengthening the geriatric workforce to address SMI. This report provides estimates on the prevalence of substance use disorder and mental illness in the United States. It also reports on the need for and barriers to substance use treatment, mental health care, and co-occurring substance use disorders and mental illness. This resource guide offers information and resources to help practitioners in health and social service systems implement best practices to engage and help families and caregivers support their lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT children. This guide aids crisis response workers in stress prevention and management before, during, and after a public health crisis. It describes the stress cycle and common stress reactions while offering tips to promote a positive workplace, and monitor and minimize stress.
Judith Weissman, Ph. Pratt, Ph. Miller, Ph. Parker, Ph.
The transition to adulthood can be difficult for young adults who suffer from a serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. When these individuals are unsuccessful, the result can be economic hardship, social isolation, and in some cases suicide, all of which can pose substantial costs to society. Due to concerns about young adults with serious mental illness transitioning into adulthood, GAO was asked to provide information on 1 the number of these young adults and their demographic characteristics, 2 the challenges they face, 3 how selected states assist them, and 4 how the federal government supports states in serving these young adults and coordinates programs that can assist them. GAO also reviewed published research; interviewed federal, state, and local officials, as well as mental health providers, experts, and advocacy groups; and conducted site visits in Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Mississippi --four states that focus on this population.