Research :: Mental/Behavioral Health

May is Mental Health month and Teen Pregnancy and Prevention month!

Click here for our May 2016 newsletter, which introduces our Center, and the four core Center partners. Check our our latest resources, upcoming newsletter issues and other resources for Mental Health Awareness Month and Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month. Mental Health Resources Many mental/behavioral health issues first emerge during the adolescent and young adult years: Among […]

Depression | Mental/Behavioral Health | Provider Training & Education | Webinars/Presentations

How Youth are Faring in the Transition to Adulthood

Led by our partners at Child Trends, NAHIC developed two reports examining how youth are faring in the transition to adulthood, with respect to having problems related to heavy alcohol use, illicit drug use, criminal behavior, and financial hardship.

Depression | Families | Mental/Behavioral Health | Reports | Socio-demographic disparities | Substance Use | Transitions & Trajectories | Young Adults

Prevalence and Treatment of Mental Health and Substance Use Problems in the Early Emerging Adult Years in the United States: Findings from the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health

This article, authored by NAHIC’s Sally Adams, David Knopf, and Jane Park, appears in Emerging Adulthood. According to the study, Young adults ages 18-25 had higher rates of mental health (MH) and substance use (SU) disorders, but lower treatment rates, compared to adults ages 26-34. Among young adults, fewer than 50% received treatment for MH […]

Journal Articles | Mental/Behavioral Health | Mental/Behavioral Health Care | Socio-demographic disparities | Substance Use | Young Adults

Researchers link adolescent depression with unhealthy relationships in young adulthood

The researchers found that young, heterosexual adults who reported depressive or suicidal symptoms during adolescence are significantly more likely to report:

Depression | Mental/Behavioral Health | Reports | Risky Behavior | Transitions & Trajectories

Medical Home for Adolescents: Low Attainment Rates for Those With Mental Health Problems and Other Vulnerable Groups

This 2012 study by researchers in the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine examined the current rates of medical home attainment for adolescents.

Journal Articles | Mental/Behavioral Health | Mental/Behavioral Health Care | Socio-demographic disparities | Special Populations

Health Insurance Access and Counseling Receipt and Their Association With Later Depressive and Suicidal Symptoms

This 2012 brief analyzes panel data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health for 9,996 adolescents to assess whether the receipt of supportive (psychological or emotional) counseling and access to health insurance is related to the persistence of adolescent depression and/or suicidality into young adulthood.

Access & Utilization | Depression | Mental/Behavioral Health | Reports | Suicide

Improving the Lives of Adolescents and Young Adults: Out-of-School Time Programs That Have Significant Positive Impacts

This brief by Child Trends (created through a partnership with NAHIC) identifies 46 out-of-school time programs that have shown positive impacts on adolescent or young adult outcomes. Outcome categories include behavior problems, substance use, reproductive health, social-emotional health, life skills, education, and physical health.

Evidence-based programs | Mental/Behavioral Health | Reports | Sexual and Reproductive Health | State & Community Programs | Substance Use | Young Adults

What Works To Prevent Or Reduce Internalizing Problems Or Socio-Emotional Difficulties in Adolescents

This 2012 paper presents lessons learned from 37 random-assignment social intervention programs for adolescents that are designed to prevent or treat internalizing problems.

Evidence-based programs | Guidelines/Recommendations | Mental/Behavioral Health | Reports

Are Adolescents Being Screened for Emotional Distress in Primary Care?

This 2009 paper assesses primary care providers’ rates of screening for emotional distress among adolescent patients and argues that primary care clinicians/systems need to better utilize the primary care visit to screen adolescents for emotional health.

Clinical Preventive Services | Mental/Behavioral Health | Mental/Behavioral Health Care

Use of Mental Health Counseling as Adolescents Become Young Adults

This 2008 article uses AddHealth data to compare rates of mental health counseling use between adolescents and young adults.

Journal Articles | Mental/Behavioral Health | Transitions & Trajectories | Young Adults