This 2017 Report to Congress presents a data-based summary of the outcomes of various programs funded by the Children’s Mental Health Initiative (CMHI). The SAMHSA-authored document finds that CMHI grantees are using evidence-based practices that result in improvements in mental health and functional status at home, in school, and in the community for the children, youth, young adults and families being served.
Many youth and young adults experience both mental health and substance use disorders simultaneously, a condition referred to as co-occurring disorders (COD). This fact sheet on COD among young adults is written to help providers, administrators, and other youth-serving staff in understanding young adult COD and providing effective interventions.
The goal of this guide is to provide interventions to treat for suicidal ideation, self-harm, and suicide attempts among youth. It provides research on implementation and examples of the ways that these recommendations can be implemented.
This brief covers key considerations for schools to assess and treat major depression in adolescents. It also describes the costs and benefits of several best-practice, school-based depression strategies appropriate for different MTSS tiers.
Civil commitment, or the practice of involuntary psychiatric hospitalization, presents an ethical conflict between the mental health system and patients. This brief was informed by four interviews with individuals who have experience, either as a young adult or a parent, going through the civil commitment process. While the topic of civil commitment is contentious, the purpose of this brief is to help stakeholders, providers, and policymakers better understand the impact of the civil commitment process on children, young adults, and families.