Shannon Hughes, assistant professor in Colorado State University’s School of Social Work and assistant professor in the Colorado School of Public Health, is advancing drug-free perspectives in mental health care for young adults.

Hughes is one of six recipients of a one-year grant from the Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care. The $91,596 grant will fund the delivery and evaluation of the Learning & Self-development Collaborative, a multi-pronged approach for supporting young adults, ages 18-26, who are experiencing intense or extreme mood-related distress, without the use of psychiatric diagnostic labels or medication.

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