An Integrated Approach to Young Adult Mental Health Rehab



The Shortage of California Mental Health Treatment Centers for Young Adults

Reading Time: 5 minutes Nearly half of all young adults in California and around the country are experiencing anxiety and depression, according to new research. This age group (18–25) is struggling more than any other demographic. However, there are not enough California mental health treatment centers or providers to address this crisis among young people. In fact, California has one […]

The Latest Research on Young Men and Binge Drinking

Reading Time: 4 minutes College-aged men and women use alcohol in roughly equal numbers. However, binge drinking, particularly extreme binge drinking, continues to be far more common among young men. Binge drinking is defined as a pattern of drinking that brings the blood alcohol level to 0.08 grams or above. For males, that means consuming five or more drinks within two hours. For females, […]
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Why Young Adults Don’t Seek Treatment for Mental Health

Reading Time: 7 minutes Young adults are struggling with mental health issues more than any other age group. A new report from the COVID States Project shows that half of young people ages 18 to 24 are experiencing moderate or severe symptoms of depression, and another 23 percent have mild symptoms. And yet vast numbers of young adults don’t seek care for their […]

4 Ways Childhood Trauma Impacts Young Adult Thriving

Reading Time: 6 minutes What happens to us in our first 10 years or so of life will affect every single decade that follows. During this incredibly rapid period of growth and development, our bodies, brains, and personalities are imprinted by our early experiences. That’s why childhood trauma can have such a significant impact on our mental and physical […]

Building Community and Connection in an Age of Isolation

Reading Time: 4 minutes Social isolation and loneliness are two of the primary factors leading to anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation among young adults. Young people often feel disconnected and alone, as if no one truly understands what they’re going through. In a study conducted by researchers at Harvard, 61 percent of young adults reported high levels of loneliness, […]

Do Rap Songs About Mental Health Help Reduce Stigma?

Reading Time: 4 minutes When we think about hip hop artists, we don’t usually think about anxious or depressed rappers. Rap artists have a reputation as being tough and invulnerable. But some rap stars are changing that perception—and helping to reduce stigma—by writing rap songs about mental health. In fact, a recent study found that the number of rap […]

The Dangers of Casual Cocaine Use

Reading Time: 6 minutes Is there really such a thing as casual cocaine use? Because of cocaine’s powerful impact on brain functioning, it is highly addictive both psychologically and physiologically. Young adults who use the drug occasionally with friends may not be aware of the dangers of cocaine, including both short- and long-term effects of cocaine on the body […]

The 5 Most Common Male Mental Health Disorders

Reading Time: 5 minutes Men are less likely than women to be diagnosed with any of the most common mental health disorders, and those who have received a diagnosis are less likely to seek treatment. Yet nearly four times as many men as women die by suicide. Why don’t men receive the diagnoses and care they need to heal […]

Marijuana Addiction Rehab for Young Adults

Reading Time: 5 minutes Young adults are more likely than any other age group to smoke marijuana. While cigarette smoking among this demographic has declined and alcohol use has remained level, more young adults are vaping or smoking marijuana than ever before. As a result, the need for marijuana addiction rehab is also on the rise. In addition, the […]

5 Reasons Why Treatment Is Important for Young Adults During the Holidays

Reading Time: 5 minutes For young adults, the holidays are typically about catching up on sleep, going out with friends, and spending time with family. Entering or remaining in treatment for mental health conditions doesn’t usually look like an appealing option, even when they know they need help. So why is treatment important even during the holidays? Here are […]

What to Expect in a Sober Living Home for Young Adults

Reading Time: 5 minutes A sober living community can be a great solution for young adults who are in recovery. In a supportive and caring sober living home, young people can build strong connections with peers while learning to live independently. When researching how to choose a sober living home, it’s helpful to have an understanding of what to […]

Empowering Young Adults with a Strengths-Based Approach

Reading Time: 4 minutes Strengths-based programming is founded on the belief that each person, no matter their challenges, has unique strengths that can support them throughout their life. All too often, our culture prompts adolescents and young adults to focus on their failures rather than their successes. Well-meaning parents, teachers, clinicians, and other helpers and mentors tend to focus […]

The Role of Empathy in DBT Work

Reading Time: 5 minutes by Leigh McInnis, LPC, Newport Executive Director The nature of a healthy, harmonious relationship is that it is mutually beneficial. Both individuals feel assured that they are worthy of being heard, voicing their opinions, and having their wants and needs considered. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) offers the tools to allow this ideal to become a […]

The Benefits of Young Adult Group Therapy

Reading Time: 3 minutes Even if they haven’t had personal experience with mental healthcare, most people are familiar with the one-on-one setup of an individual therapy session. This traditional talk therapy format offers a safe space to process the highs and lows of the healing process with a trusted clinician who can offer guidance and support. However, group therapy […]

The Role of Self-Compassion in Trauma-Focused Care

Reading Time: 4 minutes Ever since psychologist Carl Rogers introduced the concept of unconditional positive regard, mental health professionals have been looking for ways to leverage the quality of the therapeutic relationship to shape outcomes. But research shows that it isn’t just the interpersonal dynamic between patient and provider that counts. The amount of compassion a person has for […]
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How Family Counseling Fosters Connection

Reading Time: 4 minutes Separating from family in order to create an independent life is an important part of becoming a young adult. However, family relationships—both past and present—continue to have an enormous influence on young adult mental health even after they leave home. That’s why family counseling is one of the most powerful healing approaches for young adults […]

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