This article appearing in Summer 2014 edition of SAMHSA News talks about the myths and facts of what happens when a child receiving mental health services turns 18 and is viewed by society as an adult. This transition age is a challenging one not just for the individual, but for the parents and care takers of them who understand the realitiy of the individual’s situation and what their realistic abilities are compared to society’s expectations based on a chronological age.
- SAMHSA Data Reveal the Impact of Behavioral Health Conditions and Treatment on Older Adolescents and Young Adults (samhsa.gov)
- SAMHSA Report: Positive Outcomes For Teens And Young Adults Who Participate In Community Mental Health Services (hopebythesea.com)
- SAMHSA-MacArthur Select States for Initiative to Aid Youth with Behavioral Health Needs (macfound.org)
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