Benefits of Age-Specific Young Adult Mental Health Services

  • Posted at Feb 7, 2023
  • Written by Rebecca
Benefits of Age-Specific Young Adult Mental Health Services

Mental health treatment comes in all shapes and sizes. But, how do you know which kind is right for you as a young adult or your child who is a young adult? Mental health issues can impact the lives of young adults in a different way than adults. So, specific mental health treatment approaches that are tailored to this age group can be a benefit to people who are of this age group and need help with mood disorders, eating disorders, trauma, and substance abuse. There are a number of benefits to choosing a mental health facility that deals solely with young adult mental health. Learning about these benefits and what choosing an age-specific mental health treatment program means can help you understand more about why considering this option may be in your or your child’s best interest.

Some of the Benefits of Choosing Age-Specific Mental Health Treatment for Young Adults

There are a number of benefits to choosing an age-specific mental health treatment approach for young adults including:

  • having access to age-specific individualized, group, and family therapy sessions that address issues that impact young adults
  • being able to connect with, build relationships, and establish support with peers of the same age group who are experiencing similar issues with mental health
  • feeling better understood and heard within a community of like-aged individuals through group activities and therapy sessions
  • having access to therapists and doctors who specialized in young adult mental health issues and a better understand the young adult experience as it relates to mental health
  • providing specific learning and educational opportunities that are geared toward young adult needs including relationship building and boundary setting, job placement, problem-solving, etc.

Choosing a Mental Health Treatment Program for Young Adults

Young adults who are struggling with mental health issues can benefit from a treatment approach that is geared toward their specific needs and age. People of this age group have already learned and experienced a lot, but they may not have all the knowledge required to live a life of mental well-being. Age-specific mental health treatment can provide them with this knowledge by giving them resources, education, and tools to utilize outside of treatment. And, allow them the opportunity to establish and nurture relationships and support within a network of peers who can provide them with accountability and acceptance.

Family and the Adolescent Mental Health Treatment Approach

At age-specific mental health treatment facilities, families are a big part of treatment programming. This is because the family can provide the necessary support young adults will need when they go off into the real world equipped with their newly found knowledge and mental health coping skills. During treatment, young adults can meet with their families at community events held by the treatment facility as well as take advantage of family therapy sessions. This way, they can build upon their family relationships, practice their communication skills, and maintain the support they need from their loved ones.

Age-Specific Young Adult Mental Health Services at Yellowbrick

Yellowbrick offers age-specific mental health programs for individuals ages 13-30. Here, we provide young adults with the services they need to identify and address any mental health issues they may be facing. And, allow for family support throughout the treatment process. Find out more about the services we offer and the conditions we treat in young adults on our website.

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