Mother adolescent relationships and mental health five years later : the moderating effect of chronic medical conditions
"The transition to adulthood is a time of development and growth, but can also involve some degree of stress. Young adulthood is associated with greater risk of mental health problems, as evidenced by a higher rate of serious mental illness among young adults compared to any other age group (Child Trends Databank, 2015). Further, the onset for 75 percent of mental health disorders occurs by age 24; 50 percent of mental health disorders occurs by age 14 (National Institute of Mental Health [NIMH], 2014). Over 20 percent of young adults experience at least 1 depressive episode, and suicide is the second leading cause of death among young adults, ages 15-34 (NIMH, 2015a, 2015b). Important predictors of suicide include previous suicide attempts and suicidal ideation. A suicide attempt is a nonfatal, self-directed, potentially injurious behavior, with intent to die as a result of the behavior, whereas suicidal ideation refers to thinking about, considering, or planning suicide (Klonsky, May, & Saffer, 2016). This elevated degree of mental health issues has high emotional and financial costs for young adults, their families, and society."--Introduction
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