Sometimes empathy and shared understanding is the best support we can give each other. It’s one of the reasons we have the Youth Peer Support program. In this program, young people ages 18-26, who have lived experience receiving mental health services, work with other youth in need. They build relationships with these youth — listening and providing insight as a peer.

T’Yanna is one of our Youth Peer Support Specialists. She was able to help DaVion build the skills he needed to control his emotions, open up more to his family, and build a better relationship with his mother.

Ultimately T’Yanna helped DaVion advocate for himself and decide when he was ready to move on from therapy and forge ahead with his future. Thanks for making essential programs like this possible!

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