Youth Peer Support is a part of Michigan’s public mental health system service array intended for middle school and high school aged youth and provided by a young adult with their own lived experience with mental health challenges. This unique and groundbreaking service supports youth in finding hope, understanding that they’re not alone, and build skills to effectively use their voice in their mental health treatment. Youth Peer Support Specialists (YPSSs) strategically share their stories of resiliency with those that they serve to bring about hope and a sense of empowerment.
The Youth Peer Support model and training are provided in partnership between the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and the Association for Children’s Mental Health (ACMH) by individuals with their own lived experience. To learn more about Youth Peer Support, please visit our informational page here.
Contact your local Community Mental Health to find out if you or your child qualifies for Youth Peer Support!
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