About McLean Hospital. Referrals, COVID impact, capacity, stigma. Still need more resources & shift towards treating mental health on par with physical health.
Exploring Youth Clubhouses, drop-in centers for youth in recovery from/at risk for substance use disorders, focusing on access, partnerships, & peer support.
COAST, a 24/7/365 access program in upstate NY, offers access to med-assisted treatment & wraparound services for substance use & mental health concerns
Dr. Joel Hudgins muses on up and downstream changes to Peds ED for emerging adults with mental illness. Higher numbers & acuity, too few beds, services, & staff
Matt Neil, teacher, offers a hopeful story. Not focusing on mental health per se but on belonging and inclusion in a typically lonely time – high school.
Annie Schneider with Bipolar II, experiencing abrupt and slow simmering transitions from home, hospital, school. Develops agency, control, and trust. Powerful!
#3: Erika Blair, proud of son, Emeka Chima. Found professionals with lived experience, integrated teams, positive support & a sense of hope from other parents.
Episode #2: Emerging Adult living with Schizophrenia, finding help, using a toolbox to cope, giving back as peer specialist, leading with Students with Psychosis
We need our emerging adults healthy in spirit, mind, body. How can we learn more about their exploding mental illness? Start with people with lived experience.