Student Advocates for Mental Health
Source: Orange County Department of Education
Focus Populations: Foster Youth, Hispanic and Latinx Populations, LGBTQ Youth, Transition-Age Youth (16-25)
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Cost: No Cost
The goals of the Student Advocates for Mental Health program are to engage, train, and support student leadership groups in youth-led efforts to increase mental health awareness, promote suicide prevention, reduce stigma, and increase access to support services on school campuses and in the community. To accomplish these goals, the program offers education, guidance, materials and resources through the following components: Peer-influencer Workshops, Peer-led Campaigns, Directing Change Projects and Mental Health Awareness Activities. All services are available for Orange County public, private and charter schools at no cost. The Student Advocates for Mental Health program is administered by the Orange County Department of Education and funded by the Orange County Health Care Agency, Behavioral Health Services, Prevention & Intervention, Mental Health Services Act/Prop. 63. To learn more, please visit the SAMH website at https://ocde.us/SAMH/Pages/default.aspx.