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    Tuesday, November 22, 2022

    Trauma informed care for LGBTQ+ youth with Antonia Barba, LCSW

    Join in on our conversation with Antonia Barba, as she guides us through her expertise in trauma-informed, affirming care for LGBTQ+ youth.

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    Monday, November 14, 2022

    UMass Chan peer academic support study provides guidance for college students with mental health conditions

    Maryann Davis, PhD, professor of psychiatry, is the principal investigator on a clinical trial underway studying the benefits of a peer intervention program for undergraduate students with serious mental health conditions and the measures needed to sustain their academic persistence. The trial is taking place on the Boston University and UMass Boston campuses.

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    Wednesday, October 12, 2022

    Lost in Transition: The Journey from Pediatric to Adult Care for Youth with Mental Health Conditions

    Nearly one out of three (30.6%) young adults (18–25 years) experience mental illness (NIMH). In the United States suicide is the third leading cause of death for young people. Transition age youth (16–25 years) with mental health conditions such as mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and psychotic disorders, experience substantial adversity during the shift from pediatric to adult health care. Research by our team has shown that youth with mental health conditions utilize less outpatient care as they emerge into adulthood. These results echo the American Psychiatric Association's position statement that transition-age youth are “underserved in current mental health systems”.

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    Wednesday, October 12, 2022

    Lost in Transition: The Journey from Pediatric to Adult Care for Youth with Mental Health Conditions

    ​New Research Highlights Lack of Follow-up Care for Youth and Young Adults after Hospitalization or ER Visit for Mental Health​. In a study of more than 100,000 emergency room visits and 95,000 mental health hospitalizations of youth and young adults with private insurance, less than half who visited the emergency room had follow-up care within 30 days and two-thirds of those hospitalized received follow-up care within that same time period. 

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