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.
Our Mental Health Youth Board have challenged our medical system to rethink the care they are giving to everyone walking in their doors, they have hosted forums to help adults and youth discuss youth mental health, and they have worked hard to be change agents in our community. Follow our Facebook page to learn more about their upcoming programs. For more information on how to become involved, email Meredith@unionofyouth.org
7 months ago
Going into a week of gratitude and thanks giving, we know that we have so much to be appreciative of. The community of Northfield has never stepped down from a challenge, and they have continually been willing to open both their minds and their hearts to the work around them that needs to be done to make this community a great place for EVERYONE. Never enough words exist to thank all those who give of their time, of their talents, and of their resources. THANK YOU so much to everyone who gave to the NUY during Give to the Max. We are so grateful to you all for believing in the power of youth voice and the creation of a caring community! ...
8 months ago
“Hello, my name is Haley Heiner. I am the Co-President of the Northfield Union of Youth, also known as 'The Key.' I have been attending there for a while now and I’ve honestly never felt more at home there. So many wonderful people have accepted me there and I’ve gained amazing new friendships. The Key has helped me through so much regarding mental health, social skills, financial problems, and more. Without The Key, I don’t know where I would be today, and so many youth could say the same. The Key is the longest-running youth-led and youth-empowering organization recorded in the United States and I want it to stay that way. So many kids, including me, need a safe space like The Key. I'm so grateful that I have a place like this, and I am beyond grateful that our community cares for this organization.”
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