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Best Practices on Supporting the Transition and Employment Needs of Young Adults with Mental Health Conditions, Part 1

April 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT


Young adults with serious mental health conditions experience a unique set of challenges as they transition to adulthood and navigate school, training, and work. This three-part series will first provide audience members with a general understanding of this population, then describe how this group navigates school, training, and work, and conclude with an important consideration of how services can and should consider young adults needs from a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens. Information from these webinars can help providers and policy makers better understand how to effectively support this population.

PART 1: ESTABLISHING A DEVELOPMENTAL AND CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING OF HOW TO SUPPORT YOUNG ADULTS WITH SERIOUS MENTAL HEALTH CONDITIONS The transition to adulthood (broadly defined as ages 16-30) is increasingly considered a unique developmental period with its own young adult culture in which mental health challenges are increasingly normalized and destigmatized. However, many traditional mental health services, policies, and supports are misaligned with the changing ideas of what it means to be a young adult in the U.S. and how young people navigate mental health challenges. This webinar will describe the unique developmental period of young adulthood, contextualize the culture of young adulthood within our society, and explore the unique ways in which young adult lives and their mental health have been influenced by the ongoing COVID pandemic. We will discuss how this information can be used to better support young adults, both individually and as a system.


  • Describe the developmental period of young adulthood (broadly ages 16-30)
  • Describe the culture of young adulthood within the broader U.S. society
  • Explore how young adults’ lives have been impacted by the COVID pandemic


April 19
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT