Supporting Young Adults with Serious Mental Health Conditions in Post-Secondary Education
This webinar is hosted by Mental Health America
Young adults (ages 16-25) with serious mental health conditions (SMHC) experience unique challenges as they transition to adulthood. It is becoming a more standard expectation and necessity for young adults to obtain a post-secondary degree, yet compared to their peers, young adults with SMHC are less likely to enroll in and complete post-secondary education programs. Young adulthood is a critical period in one’s career trajectory and early delays in school or work are increasingly hard to overcome. This webinar will describe the unique developmental and cultural needs of young adults with SMHC, the common barriers and facilitators to success they encounter while pursuing post-secondary education, and ways in which school and service providers can better support them.