Behind the Asterisk* – Rural Youth MH Report
Source: Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)
Resource Type: Website or Webpage Article
Focus Population: BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), Immigrant and Migrant Populations, People experiencing Homelessness, People who have experienced Trauma, Youth, Youth of Transition Age
Topics: Culturally Specific Strengths and Resilience, Homelessness, Housing Support, Mental Health Treatment, Recovery from Mental Health or Substance Use Disorders, Rural Services, Trauma-informed
Behind the Asterisk*: Perspectives on Young Adult Mental Health from “Small and Hard-to-Reach” Communities describes findings from focus groups in “small and hard-to-reach” white rural; Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI); and urban Native American communities, along with a diverse group of young adults experiencing homelessness. These communities are often relegated to an “asterisk” in research and excluded from national policy discourse because their numbers are too small to be considered reliable or are hard to reach using typical research methods. Our report brings these often-overlooked young people whose experiences are largely left out of policy discussions to the forefront. Behind the Asterisk* concludes with 10 high-impact policy recommendations for systems reform and mental health equity.