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UMMS researchers Marsha Ellison & Kathleen Biebel are the lead investigators in a new grant to help teens with psychiatric disabilities become successful adults

Date Posted: Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The transition from teenage years to adulthood is challenging for many young people, but it is far more difficult for people with psychiatric disabilities. Unemployment, dependence on public assistance, substance abuse and involvement in the criminal justice system are among the grim consequences that often befall young people with severe mental health conditions if they graduate from high school without the training and skills necessary to progress from high school to college or other vocational training and employment.

Read the UMass Med Now Article by Sandra Grey, UMass Medical School Communications

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