So many young adults are struggling right now.Â According to the National Association of Mental Illness (NAMI), among people between the ages of 18-25, 1 in 3 experienced a mental illness, 1 in 10 experienced a serious mental illness and 3.8 million had serious thoughts of suicide.Â We know several serious mental health diagnoses like Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder typically manifest during this time in a young personâ€™s life, however, there have been additional stressors and environmental factors impacting this age group.Â
Most people in this age group experienced the global COVID pandemic during a significant time of transition. Several high school juniors and seniors were quarantined during times of important psychosocial development and missed life milestones.Â College students were forced into an online school environment that changed the landscape of school and socialization.Â Countless others lost jobs, friends and social connections.Â The effects of COVID are on many people but we are seeing significant increases in social anxiety, anxiety and depression among young adults.
Counseling is a great way to work on socialization issues, anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues related to being displaced during the pandemic as well as to handle other life issues in young adulthood.Â Changing from a structured high school environment to the â€śfree fallâ€ť of moving into the adult world can be daunting.Â Counseling can help.
If you are a legal resident of the state of Illinois, we can definitely provide you with excellent telehealth options while you are away at school.Â This allows you to keep a bridge between yourself and your therapist when you come back home.Â It is a great way to continue services without the headaches of finding someone in a new city when you will be coming back home in the summer or over holiday breaks.Â Telehealth is a great way to connect with your therapist during busy school weeks.
No.Â You can request your own therapy sessions with or without your parentsâ€™ consent.Â However, if you want to use their health insurance (which most young adults can do until age 25), itâ€™s always best to let them know.Â Parents are not involved in young adult counseling unless the young adult has asked for them to be included.
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