Resources for Young Adults

It’s important to pay attention to signs of a mental illness or substance use disorder. Help us get the message out to young adults by sharing these resources designed to inform and engage.

Animated Video

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Animation about the importance of seeking treatment for signs of a mental illness or substance use disorder.This animated video speaks to the importance of listening to yourself when your body alerts you of signs of potential problems such as a mental illness or substance use disorder.

Download 30 Second Video: English (MP4 | 19 MB)
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Audio Resources

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Learn from this playful audio spot why it is important to pay attention when your body sends signs of a possible substance use disorder.

Download 30 Second Audio: English (MP3 | 1.2 MB)

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Listen to this whimsical audio spot on the importance of paying attention to signs of a mental illness.

Download 30 Second Audio: English (MP3 | 1.2 MB)

Infographic

Infographic noting the prevalence and common signs of mental and substance use disorders amongst young adults.An overview of the prevalence of substance use and mental illness amongst young adults and some of the most common signs. If you notice any of these signs within yourself or a friend, don't wait to seek help.

Entering Adulthood Infographic Download: English (PDF | 243 KB)

Starting the Conversation Guide

Guide to help start the conversation with a friend about mental illness or substance use.Talking to a friend about mental illness or substance use can be a difficult conversation, but remember that your support can be just the encouragement they need to seek help. Not sure how to bring it up? Try these conversation starters.

Starting the Conversation Guide Download: English (PDF | 66 KB)

Information for Use

All materials on this webpage (video and audio spots, guides, and social media posts) are free for public use without permission from, or charge by, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration SAMHSA (SAMHSA). Their use by anyone should not be construed as an endorsement of the views, opinions, programs, or activities of the use, nor as a reflection of the views of HHS or SAMHSA.

Last Updated: 09/20/2019