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Presented at the 21st Annual Research Conference

It's Scary Out There: Youth with Mental Health Needs Speak about Transitioning to Adulthood

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Session Number: 13 Room: Salon G

Presenting: Ann Geddes

All Authors for this paper: Ann Geddes; Sarah Kaye

Presentation Type: paper presentation

Synopsis: Young adults with mental health needs face substantial challenges as they transition to adulthood. As children turn 18, educational entitlements, health-care coverage, and parental partnership in mental health care all change. This session presents the perspectives of 73 parents and transition-aged youth who participated in focus groups across the state of Maryland. Participants shared their experiences, aspirations and supports that will help them successfully transition to adulthood.


Session Time: 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Presentation Time: 1:45 PM - 2:15 PM