Transition to Adulthood 18 - 25

The years from 18-24 pose unique challenges for the young person with bipolar disorder. They may not feel ready to set goals for their future, attend college or live away from home. The resources in this section focus on decision making, developing emotional health and independence, and advocacy for mental health on the college campus.

Hope Says...

HOPE SAYS...

I Hate Myself: Hope says You Are Loved
I Don't Matter: Hope says You Have A Purpose
I Don't Fit In: Hope says You Belong
I Want To Give Up: Hope says You Have A Choice
I Feel Useless: Hope says You Are Needed

Hope says We Can't Imagine Life Without You!

Video on Bipolar Disorder with Dr. Miklowitz

A message from David J. Miklowitz, PhD — Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA Semel Institute

The Role Of Faith Communities For The Mental Health Community

This is a video with Dr. David Miklowitz talking about the role of faith communities for the mental health community.

Clinician's Guide to Bipolar Disorder

This much-needed volume gives clinicians essential strategies for managing the complexities of bipolar disorder and tailoring treatment to each patient's changing needs. Highly readable, accessible, and pragmatic, the book provides expert guidance on critically important treatment questions. It addresses which medications to try and at what dosages, what psychosocial interventions are most helpful at different phases of the illness, how to continually monitor and fine-tune treatment to keep patients functioning well, and how to involve family members productively.

The Perils of Adolescence

Hosted by the UCLA Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital Board of Advisors, “The Perils of Adolescence,” the inaugural Community Conversations, was a sold out event. The symposium showcased distinguished UCLA Faculty elucidating common teen behaviors to enhance important understanding in parents and educators. As adolescence is a time when mental symptoms often emerge, early recognition and treatment are critical for healthy outcomes.

Transition Year: Your Source for Emotional Health at College

From http://www.transitionyear.org/parent/about.php?id=2

The Jed Foundation, a national nonprofit working to promote emotional health among college students, has partnered with the American Psychiatric Foundation to launch the Transition Year, an online resource center that helps students and their families focus on emotional health before, during and after the college transition.

Moving On: Federal Programs to Assist Transition-Age Youth with Serious Mental Health Conditions

Federal Programs to Assist Transition-Age Youth with Serious Mental Health Conditions
SKU CY-8
Size 166 pages

Moving On is a collection of fact sheets on 56 programs, run by 20 or more different agencies in nine departments of the federal government. Each offers information about the program’s purpose, services and funded activities, the administering federal agency, grantee and beneficiary eligibility, and a brief assessment of the program’s impact.

Available in print or by pdf download

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