failure to launch treatment programs

Young Adult Helpline: Failure to Launch Treatment Programs

Failure to Launch Syndrome and Treatment Failure to launch syndrome is not something young adults sign up for. This is something that impacts their ability to achieve their fullest potential and to navigate themselves socially. Beyond that, it impacts the whole family. As a parent, it can seem impossible to say no to your young …

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Dropping Out or Taking Time Off? Taking Advantage of Gap Year Programming

There is a belief that attending college is the logical next step after completing high school. Then they are expected to graduate college and go out and find a job. But the reality is that many young adults find themselves at the intersection of these big life changes and find themselves asking: “Now what”. Some …

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Making Mental Health A Priority: Help for Young Adults

Mental health is a hot topic in media today with hashtags like #SelfCareSunday trending on social media and more celebrities and athletes than ever are coming forward and talking about their own mental health struggles. For example, professional tennis player Naomi Osaka recently withdrew from the French Open after being fined for not participating in …

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Help for Depression in Young Adult: Resources and More

Depression can quickly take over one’s life. Even before COVID-19, the prevalence of mental illness among adults was increasing. In 2017-2018, 19% of adults experienced a mental illness, an increase of 1.5 million people over last year’s dataset. And youth mental health is worsening. 9.7% of youth in the U.S. have severe major depression, compared …

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Roads Not-So-Less Travelled: Help for College Dropouts Who May Want to Take a Different Path

Immediate college enrollment rates may be on the rise, but high schools have not changed their curriculum to better prepare students for postsecondary education. The high school-to-college pipeline is responsible for 30% of college students dropping out during their first year for a variety of reasons. By year six, 56% of students have dropped out. …

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The Lure of the Screen: How Video Games Can Lead to Social Isolation

In recent years, there’s been a cycle of blaming video games for aggressive behaviors, although studies have been inconclusive. According to research, violent video games may increase aggressive behavior, but the effect is usually very small. While the rise in popularity of violent video games may not explain recent trends in violent crime, they may …

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Social Resources in Young Adults Predictive of Future Mental Health

While social relationships are associated with reduced depression and anxiety, strong social relationships are also a significant resource for dealing with adverse life experiences. Supportive friends act as a buffer to the potentially life-long mental health problems these events can cause by providing sources of emotional, informational and practical support. For many people, community resources …

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