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Advice to Young Adults From Young Adults: Helpful Hints for Policy Change in the Mental Health System

Authors
Koroloff, N.M., Friesen, B.J., Buekea, N.
Type new
Guide/Toolkit
Year published new
2016
Organization

Pathways Research and Training Center, Portland State University, Portland, OR

Abstract

This tip sheet is designed for use by youth- and young-adult-led organizations that include young people with lived experience in the mental health system in their membership. The recommendations and quotes came from a series of interviews with young adult leaders from advocacy groups that focus on mental health challenges or living in foster care. The action steps for achieving policy change relayed by the interviewees include: 1) Develop a clear focus; 2) Seek information; 3) Establish partnerships; 4) Find champions; 5) Emphasize lived experience; and 6) Never give up. 

Availability

Available for download free of charge from Pathways to Positive Futures, Portland State University at https://www.pathwaysrtc.pdx.edu/pdf/proj-4-SPAC-advice-to-youth-from-yo….

Accession number
25420
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No