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Become a Youth Peer Advocate (YPA)

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NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH)

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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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