Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research August 2023
For College Students: Mental Health Resources
This time of year, many students are gearing up for college, and if they are living with a mental health condition, support systems and services are vital to their success. Understanding accommodations, their rights to health services on campus and the services their college offers is essential. We offer helpful tip sheets, comics and briefs with valuable tips to assist students in getting the supports they need for a successful college experience.
For College Faculty: Tips to Better Support Students with Mental Health Conditions
Our popular short video series includes feedback from students, college faculty, and mental health experts about the experience of students with mental health conditions. You'll find:

  • Strategies for faculty members regarding how to structure their courses to support student mental health.
  • Specific ways in which faculty can support the academic participation and success of students with mental health conditions.
  • Information that promotes faculty reflection on supporting these students.

These videos provide research-based information regarding how the experience of a mental health condition can impact a student’s academic participation and performance, and specific strategies on how college faculty can support these students, leading to a more successful college experience.

Our guest, Michelle Mullen PhD, CRC, CPRP, discusses her work on preventing disability and keeping young adults out of a system that can break them. She explains why the language used to describe the mental health of young adults is so key and shares details about the HYPE on Campus program designed to support young adults through college towards employment.

S.T.A.Y. Tuned: Supporting Transition-Age Youth Podcast is a podcast for young adults, made by young adults, with mental health conditions.
Technical Assistance activities are an extension of the research and training activities of Transitions ACR. Our intention is to collaborate closely with numerous stakeholders requesting technical assistance in order to produce actionable practice and policy agenda. Our TA services can range from simple resource referrals to on-site development of a formal TA plan (including fact finding, goals, responsibilities, timelines and evaluation measures). 

Please complete the form below for Technical Assistance from Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research. Please note that we do not provide clinical consultation, behavioral services, or referrals.
Tip sheets, briefs, reports, articles, posters, infographics and video by topic

Many publications are available in Spanish (en español) or Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt).
The Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research promotes the full participation in socially valued roles of transition-age youth and young adults (ages 14-30) with serious mental health conditions. The Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research (Transitions ACR) is located within the Implementation Science and Practice Advances Research Center (iSPARC) and houses The Learning & Working During the Transition to Adulthood Rehabilitation Research & Training Center (The Learning & Working RRTC), among other projects.
The Learning & Working RRTC is a national effort that aims to improve the supports of transition-age youth and young adults (age 14-30) with serious mental health conditions successfully complete their schooling and training and move into rewarding work lives. 

Funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR).
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As a Massachusetts Department of Mental Health Research Center of Excellence located within the Department of Psychiatry at UMass Chan Medical School (formerly the University of Massachusetts Medical School), iSPARC aims to improve the mental and behavioral health of all citizens of Massachusetts and beyond.
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Some of the contents of this message were developed under a grant with funding from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, United States Department of Health and Human Services (NIDILRR grant number 90RTEM0005). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this message do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, and/or HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.