Journal article

Use of mental health counseling as adolescents become young adults

Jennifer W Yu, Sally H Adams, Jane Burns, Claire D Brindis, Charles E Irwin

JOURNAL OF ADOLESCENT HEALTH | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2008

Abstract

PURPOSE: Despite parallels in mental health needs among adolescents and young adults, there is a paucity of evidence regarding use of mental health services in young adulthood. Using a longitudinal sample, this study compares rates of mental health counseling use between adolescents and young adults, examines characteristics and predictors of counseling use for young adults, and identifies reasons for foregone care among those with mental health needs in young adulthood. METHODS: Secondary data analysis was conducted on a nationally representative sample of 10,817 participants from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. Data were derived from an initial survey collected in 199..

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Awarded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development


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Awarded by EUNICE KENNEDY SHRIVER NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT


Funding Acknowledgements

The authors thank Jane Park. M.P.H.. Tina Paul Mulye. M.P.H., and participants of the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy studies/institute for Health and Aging seminar for their feedback and assistance with the manuscript preparation. This research was supported by a grant from the Agency for Health care Research and Quality (5 T32 HS000086), and by a grant from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (U45MC 00023). This research uses data from AddHealth, a programe project designed by J. Richard Udry, Peter S. Bearman, and Kathleen Mullan Harris and funded by a Grant P01-HD31921 from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, with cooperative funding from 17 other agencies. Special acknowledgment is expressed to Ronald R. Rindfuss and Barbara Entwisle for assistance in the original design. Persons interested in obtaining data files from AddHealth should contact AddHealth, Carolina Population Center, 123 W. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2524 or e-mail addhealth@unc.edu.