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Become a Youth Peer Advocate (YPA)

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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

Become a Family Peer Advocate (FPA)
1-888-326-8644 Toll Free

Growing Up Healthy Hotline
1-800-522-5006 Toll Free
1-800-655-1789 TTY

Medicaid Health Homes
518-473-5569

Medicaid Hotlines
1 (718) 557-1399
1-800-505-5678 Toll Free
1-877-87 FRAUD (8737) Toll Free
1(888) 692-6116 Toll Free
1-800-541-2831 Toll Free

NY Connects
1-800-342-9871 Toll Free

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