Who We Are
The Youth and Young Adulth Mental Health Group (YYAMH-G) is a group of invested partners dedicated to understanding the transition to adulthood among vulnerable populations of youth and young adults, and learning how to make the transition more successful for more young people. More specifically, we draw on the expertise of individuals from across the United States to develop the following: 1) knowledge, 2) practice approaches, and 3) implementation strategies. We utilize mixed-method research. All of our work is guided by the YYAMH-G Advisory Group.
To improve the lives of vulnerable populations of youth and young adults with mental health challenges, and improve the lives of those around them.
We are dedicated to achieving three goals:
- Decrease unmet mental health need among youth and young adults.
- Improve outcomes for youth and young adults with mental health challenges.
- Decrease mental health stigma.
We work to achieve these goals by executing the following objectives:
- Research: Conduct systematic and rigorous mixed-methods research
- Dissemination: Develop, disseminate, and study the implementation of efficacious interventions
- Advocacy: Support communities (i.e., professionals, families, and young adults) in managing the transition to living well with a mental illness