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Tailoring Mental Health Design To Young Adult Patients

October 08, 2020

By Robyn Whitwham

Robyn Whitwham shares four strategies to design mental health spaces for young adults in Healthcare Design

World Mental Health Day, recognized on October 10, takes on a more powerful meaning this year as we continue to face the COVID-19 pandemic. Now more than ever, people are becoming attuned to their individual mental health needs and the importance of having access to help. The National Alliance of Mental Health tells us that 1 in 5 people experience mental illness each year and that suicide is the second leading cause of death among people ages 10-34. The high risk of this age group means young adults need care tailored specifically to them.

Read the full article in Healthcare Design.

  • Robyn Whitwham

    Working in healthcare and community support services, Robyn is an architect located in Toronto. Her approach to finding creative solutions is through information-based and data-driven design.

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