Mental Illness and Transitioning to Adulthood - Page 2
Motivation may not be as much of a factor as mental illness
The research is perhaps not surprising, although revealing. It suggests that young adults have a willingness to work and want to do so, but may be unable to find their place, resulting in problems with depression or anxiety. But it also sheds light on the impact that untreated mental illness in childhood can cause later in life.
In a follow-up analysis, researchers accounted for pre-existing vulnerability to mental health problems and found that the impact on mental health remained prominent and significant in nearly all cases.
“Young people who are neither working nor studying are often assumed to be unmotivated or unwilling to work, yet our study suggests that they are just as motivated as their peers - but many face psychological challenges that put them at a disadvantage when seeking employment,” Louise Arseneault, co-author-of the study, added in a statement.
Although this study was conducted primarily oversees, it reflects and has implications for young adults in the United States. If your teen is struggling to transition to adulthood and is unemployed and not in school, they may benefit from professional assistance to help them regain their path in life.
Programs like Red Mountain Sedona are built around serving the needs of young adults struggling to transition. Through therapies like yoga, equine therapy, martial arts, and more, assisted with hands-on counseling and treatment, our professional staff is committed to helping students find success and wellness.
For young people having difficulty making the steps towards being an adult, programs like Red Mountain Sedona can help them discover their path. Our programs use therapy in mental health, physical health and independent life skills to restore students and families. To learn more about how we can help your young adult make the transition to adulthood, call us at 855-266-7700.
Content for this article was provided in part by University Herald at: http://www.universityherald.com/articles/23862/20150921/unemployed-young-adults-are-more-likely-to-experience-mental-health-problems.htm