NEW QUOTE from Maryann Davis, a member of the federal governments new committee on serious mental illness was quoted in a MedPage news article: Serious Mental Illness Committee Has Its Work Cut OutDate Posted: Monday, November 13, 2017
For youths transitioning to adulthood, "there is extremely little evidence of what works in that age group," said Maryann Davis, PhD, research associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. She noted that a National Academy of Medicine report issued in 2015 called for establishing an evidence base for mental health among young adults.
"I think a lot more emphasis could be placed on the need to develop that evidence base," said Davis. "The second aspect is the ... need for much more research on how to deliver services in a manner appealing to young people. I know SAMHSA has had a few programs on how to better support transition-age youth, and it would certainly be beneficial to see those continue and expand."