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Behind the Asterisk*: Perspectives on Young Adult Mental Health from “Small and Hard-to-Reach” Communities

Year: 2019

Nia West-Bey & Marlen Mendoza from CLASP recently released a report titled Behind the Asterisk*: Perspectives on Young Adult Mental Health from “Small and Hard-to-Reach” Communities. Behind the Asterisk* 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. This report brings these often-overlooked young people whose experiences are largely left out of policy discussions to the forefront.

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