Most Common Treatments for Mental Health Issues in Young Adults

  • Posted at Aug 23, 2023
  • Written by Rebecca
Most Common Treatments for Mental Health Issues in Young Adults

Mental health issues don’t discriminate, they can develop in people who are both young and old. However, recently, there has been an uptick in the amount of young adults who have been diagnosed and are living with mental health issues. This is a direct result of a number of things including the impact of social media, social changes, abuse, and genetics. Unfortunately, many young people don’t have the resources or access to get the help they need. But, for those who do, help is available and successful through treatment. There are a number of different types of treatments for mental health used to help young adults. Understanding more about these types of treatments can help young adults living with mental health issues to reach out and find the help they need.

Some of the most common type of treatment approaches used in treating mental health issues in young adults include:

Behavioral Therapies

One of the most commonly utilized types of treatments for young adults living with mental health issues are behavioral therapies. Approaches like Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) provide one-on-one sessions with clinical psychotherapists in order to create a safe and supportive environment. During behavioral therapy sessions, patients work on identifying triggers and emotions that lead to damaging behaviors. And, develop coping skills in order to manage these behaviors in everyday life.

Group Therapy

Group therapy, unlike behavioral therapies which are one-on-one sessions with a therapist, are sessions that involve a group of participants who are led by a therapist. This type of environment allows for a number of benefits including learning and practicing to set boundaries, healthy means of communication, and sharing with others who can relate to mental health experiences. Group therapies can be with peers who are also in treatment or conducted as a family unit.


In some cases, prescription medications can help to reduce the frequency and severity of symptoms caused by mental health issues. During treatment, medications can be monitored to ensure efficacy and safety. And, can be changed or adjusted if necessary. Medications provide a number of benefits and can be used in combination with other treatments for best results.

Understanding the Types of Treatments

While there are a number of types of therapies and treatment options available to young adults, there are also different types of treatments to consider. For example, inpatient treatment is a treatment approach that involves young adults living at a treatment facility for round-the-clock care. This can be a great resource for young adults who are at risk for self-harm or who have been diagnosed with more serious cases. Furthermore, outpatient treatment allows individuals to get care on a structured schedule but it doesn’t require them to live at the facility. There are also housing options, like the Residence at Yellowbrick, for young adults that allow a safe and supported living environment while getting care. Considering the type of treatment that’s available is necessary when determining what kind of care is best for you or a loved one.

Care is not One-Size Fits All

While there are a number of types of treatment options, not every person benefits from the same type of care. It’s important to find a treatment facility that understands this and offers an individualized approach to treatment for mental health issues in young adults. And, provides a treatment plan that combines methods of therapy and treatment that are effective and successful for specific individuals.

Yellowbrick offers young adults the chance to get individualized treatments based on their goals for healing, their previous mental health care, and their history. Find out more about our services and how we can help today.

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