Early adulthood can be stressful — between paying bills, staying on top of work and school, caring for family, and not to mention maintaining a social life, it can feel like all too much sometimes.
If this sounds familiar, know that you’re not alone. At least one in five young adults will suffer some sort of mental health or substance abuse challenge in a given year, and we know that less than 40 percent of those who experience symptoms seek out care. When things get tough, we could all use a little help with our mental well-being. If you break a bone, you wouldn’t expect to heal without seeing a doctor. Why would healing your mind be any different?
Whether you’re seeking out care for yourself, looking into resources for a friend, or trying to figure out which treatment options you can afford, Young Invincibles has got you covered. Check out our mental health toolkit, and we’ll walk you through the steps to access care.
Looking for a “Cliff Notes” version? Check out the 2-page version of the toolkit here.
For young people located in Chicago’s western suburbs, check out our supplemental resource: Breaking Down the Barriers Resource List: Get Help Close to Home
Sample Social Media Language
Link to our toolkit on your Facebook or Twitter and to share crucial information with your followers!
“Did you know? Half of the individuals with a mental health condition will first experience symptoms by age 14, and three quarters by age 24. Check out the YI mental health toolkit to learn more about getting help.”
“Only 41 percent of young adults with a mental health challenge will seek out treatment in a given year. Learn more about connecting loved ones to treatment in the Young Invincibles mental health toolkit.”
“Did you know that one in five individuals will experience a mental health challenge throughout their lifetime? Check out the YI mental health toolkit to learn more.”
“Did you know? Federally Qualified Health Centers can offer anyone mental health care, regardless of immigration status and access to health insurance. Check out the YI mental health toolkit to learn more.”
“Did you know? 50 percent of individuals with a substance abuse disorder also have an undiagnosed mental illness. Learn more about accessing care in the Young Invincibles mental health toolkit.”
“Did you know? Parity agreements mean that you can’t get charged more for mental health services than you would to see your primary care doctor. Learn more in the Young Invincibles mental health toolkit.”