Improve adolescents’ health and well-being in Santa Clara and San Mateo County by providing stand-alone, integrated care sites, Headspace, for young people ages 12-25 to access early mental health support.
Headspace primary care services are the key to early detection and intervention for mental illness and suicide.
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Over 75% of mental disorders begin before the age of 25.
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Over 20% of youth currently have or at some point during their life will have a serious mental disorder.
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Only 12% of children in need of mental health services actually receive them.
EARLY INTERVENTION IS CRITICAL
Due to serious issues with delayed treatment, lack of coordination and other factors, these young people are vulnerable to prolonged mental health issues and their consequences; including:
Social disengagement and deprivation
Development of further mental health problems including substance misuse
The heartbeat of integrated care is communication with and between patients and practitioners - all of them - not just the ones available through a single network. To be successful, the headspace model must securely share information among a diverse group of organizations and people; including, public and private healthcare and mental health providers, schools, online health-related services, payers, as well as parents and the adolescents themselves. All must comply with distinct, divergent federal and state privacy and security regulations. In particular, the requirements for disclosing an adolescent’s personally identifiable information often vary depending on the entity that generated the information, the type of information to be disclosed, the intended recipient of the information and the purpose for the disclosure.