Positive youth development research has long demonstrated that youth benefit from close, caring relationships with adults who serve as positive role models (Jekielek, Moore, & Hair, ). Today, million youth continue to lack supportive, sustained relationships with caring adults (Cavell, DuBois, Karcher, Keller, & Rhodes, ). Coronavirus disease (COVID) can affect young adults directly and indirectly. Beyond getting sick, many young adults’ social, emotional and mental well-being has been impacted by the pandemic. Trauma faced at this developmental stage .
Mental Illness and Substance Use in Young Adults Entering adulthood can be an emotional time, but sometimes the ups and downs can mean something more. Millions of young adults are living with a mental or substance use disorder and many either do not realize they have one or are not paying attention to the signs and not seeking help. Youth and Young Adult and Pastoral Juvenil ministries celebrate the excitement and optimistic outlook of younger generations and offers pastoral care for those in transition. Young people have a unique zeal for justice, faith, and love of the Gospel, longing for Truth, challenging convention and inspiring innovation.
Adult program participants must register as adults and follow Youth Protection policies. Mental health conditions are common among teens and young adults. 50% of all lifetime mental illnesses develop by age 14 and 75% develop by age A mental health condition isn't your fault or your family's fault — these conditions develop for complicated reasons that researchers are only just starting to understand.