Young Adult Involvement

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
– Albert Einstein

Youth Involvement in systems of care means that young adults are participants in guiding systems that serve them. The System of Care philosophy places high priority on youth/young adult-guided and driven as core values. Youth-guided is when young adults have a voice and are partners in making decisions regarding their mental health and in related systems of care.

Online Resources For Young Adults

Impact Vermont

Impact VT is a tool to help you connect with resources in the community. It’s a one-stop site for finding new resources and what other young adults are saying about them.

Strength of Us

Developed by young adults, this user-driven social networking community allows young adults to connect with their peers and share personal stories, creativity and helpful resources by writing and responding to blog entries, discussion groups and sharing videos, photos and other news.

Half of Us

A national campaign and website by the Jed Foundation and MTV to raise awareness about mental health issues on college campuses and connecting students to the resources they need. The site features renowned musicians and television personalities as well as poets, artists, college students and vets who have experienced depression, bipolar disorder, alcohol and drug addiction, and other mental health conditions. In addition to listing community and campus resources, Half of Us provides an open forum where honesty and self-expression guide the discussion.