In 2019, yli is partnering with youth and the San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services to help reduce stigma associated with mental health in transition-aged youth (15-25 years).
Working closely with county agencies, community organizations and peers, youth participants will provide invaluable insights, feedback and ideas on the development of a series of apps designed to educate youth about mental health and increase their access to care by connecting them to in-person services. The youth participants will also assist with outreach and implementation of approved apps across the county.
As Tech Ambassadors for the project, youth will gain:
- Technology literacy
- Interpersonal communication skills
- App analysis skills
- Public Speaking skills
- Community outreach and engagement
- Facilitations and training skills
- Understanding of Mental Health barriers in San Mateo County