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Report Shows Community-Based Programs Improve the Lives of Young Adults

(5/13/2013)

Report Shows Community-Based Programs Improve the Lives of Young Adults with Mental Health Challenges
SAMHSA News
May 7, 2013

A new report indicates that young adults (ages 18–25) taking part in community-based treatment programs achieve positive outcomes in behavioral and emotional health, daily life skills, employment, enrollment in school, and reduced homelessness. This report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) also shows that older adolescents and young adults who had participated in these SAMHSA-supported treatment programs reported lower levels of substance use disorders.  The report, Promoting Recovery and Independence for Older Adolescents and Young Adults Who Experience Serious Mental Health Challenges, indicates that 20 percent of young adults living in U.S. households had a mental health condition in the last year. Of these, more than 1.3 million had a disorder so serious that their ability to function in many aspects of everyday life was compromised.

View the full article here: http://www.samhsa.gov/newsroom/advisories/1305072158.aspx


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