Peer Mental Health
Peer Mental Health Advocates
YouthFirst is invested in supporting youth wellbeing in our community. Our Peer Mental Health Advocates are teens in our own community who play a unique role at Jewish Family and Children’s Services in promoting the importance of maintaining mental health and building a culture of support and care.
Peer Mental Health Advocates:
- Are trained and certified in Teen Mental Health First Aid—a 3-session course that addresses common mental health challenges in young people and provides teens with an action plan to help peers who may be facing a mental health challenge or crisis. Teens also learn how and when to involve a parent, guardian or other responsible and trusted adult.
- Organize and host mental health awareness and peer support events.
- Advocate for mental health-related issues in our State Legislature and build skills to effectively communicate and present ideas, views and opinions to others.
See time commitment schedule here.
Program Fee: $72
Please note: Program participation is limited to 20 teens.