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Many Young Adults Leaving Foster Care Feel Unprepared to Manage Their Mental Health

A new study of more than 700 teens about to age-out of the California foster care system shows that more than half were still receiving mental health counseling, and those with a diagnosed mental disorder were more likely to say they felt less prepared to manage their mental health on their own.

The findings, published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, offer an updated look at counseling and medication use among teens in foster care, and reports on how prepared 17-year-olds feel to manage their mental health as they near adulthood.

“As far as we know, this is the first study to ask 17-year-olds in foster care how prepared they feel to manage their mental health,” writes Professor Michelle Munson of the Silver School of Social Work at New

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