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Become a Youth Peer Advocate (YPA)

Resource Author/Owner/Service Provider

NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH)

Description

Are you a young person who is between the ages of 18 and 30 years old with first-hand experience with mental health, special education, or foster care services? Are you curious about ways you could help a younger person who is facing some of the same challenges you faced?

If so, consider becoming a Youth Peer Advocate (YPA). Learn more about how you can use your own experience with recovery to make a positive impact in another young person’s life.

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Addictions (Other than Alcohol and Substance Abuse)AdvocacyAlcohol Misuse / Abuse / AddictionCounselingDating and RelationshipsDepression/Mood DisorderDrug and Substance Misuse/Abuse/AddictionFamily Peer Support and AdvocacyGeneral Support for FamiliesInformation and ReferralLGBTQ SupportLife Skill DevelopmentMedical ManagementMedical/Physical HealthMedication ManagementMental HealthPreventionSelf-AdvocacySelf-Directed CareSocial Skill DevelopmentTransition PlanningTreatment and RecoveryYouth Peer Support and Advocacy

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NY Connects
1-800-342-9871

Suicide Crisis Hotline
1-800-273-TALK (8255) Toll Free
1-800-799-4889 TTY

Child Abuse & Maltreatment Hotline
1-800-342-3720, Toll Free
1-800-638-5163, TTD/TTY
1-800-342-3720, NY Relay

Vulnerable Persons Central Register (VPCR) Hotline
1-855-373-2122 Toll Free
1-855-373-2123 TTD/TTY

Family/Youth Support and Peer Advocacy

Information and support for individuals and families with behavioral, emotional, physical and/or mental health challenges.

Financial Assistance

Help given to a person or organization in the form of money, loans, reduced taxes, etc.

Legal/Civil Rights/Protective Services

Information regarding the discrimination against people with physical/mental disabilities, as well as information on protective services.

Training and Technical Assistance

Planning, development, delivery, and evaluation of activities designed to achieve specific learning objectives and help resolve problems.

Developed by the Council on Children and Families and Funded by the Developmental Disabilities Planning Council