Program and Services: Mental Health
In 2017, NUY birthed a new and independent Mental Health Youth Board. This first generation of youth tackled some enormous challenges in the field of mental health for youth. NUY provides access to mental health professionals in times of need. NUY provides training and opportunities for youth to learn about mental health and to take charge of a lagging culture when it comes to understanding youth mental health. NUY can help with relational referrals to therapists based on our relational approach to youth. We’ve found too often that youth stop seeing a therapist they were randomly assigned to, rather than seeking out a different professional who may be a better fit for their personality.