Building a Meaningful Future for Young People with Mental Illness
- Linda Rosenberg
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Transitioning to adulthood is challenging for young people who have a mental illness or substance use disorder, especially those who are transitioning from institutional care. For young people with serious mental illnesses to succeed in the adult world, they need more than treatment.These youth need to be truly integrated into their communities. They need jobs that offer skills, dignity, independence, and peers. They need a responsible and caring older adult who can help them to make better choices, learn from their mistakes, and applaud their successes, no matter how small. Community providers can create these opportunities through their own programs or appropriate community collaborations.
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- Building a Meaningful Future for Young People with Mental Illness
The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research
Volume 35, Issue 4 , pp 362-364
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- foster care
- juvenile justice
- transition-age youth
- youth with mental illness
- community living
- youth and community
- GAO report young adults with serious mental illness
- young adults
- National Council
- community behavioral healthcare
- communiyt mental health
- Children's Village
- WAY Program
- Transition to Independence
- Linda Rosenberg (1)
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- 1. National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, Rockville, MD, USA