Mental Health

The existing service system is not well equipped to address co-occurring mental health and substance use challenges.

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  Justice-Involved Board Provider and Payor Board   Young Adult Board  

What are the barriers to accessing quality combined mental health and substance use services and how can these be overcome using recovery support services?

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What additional challenges do emerging adults¹ face compared to the general population, and how can recovery support services uniquely overcome these challenges?

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How can holistic approaches to recovery support services, which encompass physical, emotional, social, and spiritual wellbeing, best include mental health needs? 

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How are evidence-based practices for mental health needs best implemented in a justice context? How does this vary between the juvenile and adult systems, and how can recovery support services play a role?

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How does discrimination within healthcare contribute to disparities in emerging adult knowledge about mental health and access to treatment within communities of color? How can this be reduced using recovery support services?

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¹ Emerging adults refers to youth and young adults between the ages of 16 and 25.