Newport Mental Health

For Young Adults

Healthy Transitions

The Road to Recovery Starts Here

Healthy Transitions is an early intervention program for youth/young adults ages 16 to 25. It is a team-based practice that provides developmentally appropriate services and supports for those at risk of having, or who are currently experiencing, a first experience with a serious adult mental illness, and who may also have a co-occurring substance use disorder. 


Outpatient Therapy

Healthy Transitions is a sophisticated outpatient program based on the Consolidated Specialty Care (CSC) and Columbia University’s Recovery After an Initial Schizophrenic Episode (RAISE) evidence-based practices. Individualized services and supports include illness education, low-dose medications, and therapy.

The goal is to improve the life trajectory of youth and young adults by helping them remain in school or at work while receiving care. This has been shown to:

Family members are included in the recovery process for all minors and with the consent of young adults. Clients work with a continuous care team to develop a person-centered recovery plan through shared decision-making. The team is composed of a team leader, clinicians, case managers, prescriber, nurse, vocational specialist, peer specialist, and substance use disorder specialist.

Services include:

A brief screening is conducted prior to acceptance into the program. Patient referrals are also accepted from with professionals managing patient discharge from an in-patient or partial hospitalization, or by professionals in private practice or schools/colleges, who have observed warning signs in a young adult under their care. Professionals may call (401) 846-1213 any time.

A teenage boy sits in a meeting with counselor

Who is this for?

Young Adults/Youth Ages 16-25

Quick Facts

Additional Support and Services

Clients in our programs receive additional support, care, and services as needed.

Supportive Employment

Work and other meaningful activities are an integral part of recovery. Employment specialists use an evidence-based employment model called Individual Placement Services and Supports (IPS) to help clients find employment and then provide support both for the client and the employer.

Zero Suicide

Our healthcare providers are specially trained in administering an evidence-based screening tool, the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale, at each contact with those we serve. Newport Mental Health providers initiate a Pathway to Safety for those individuals identified as at-risk, who are then given specialized suicide prevention treatment services and are closely monitored until their risk subsides. Ongoing follow-up is provided to reduce the reoccurrence of suicide risk.