Orange County high school seniors Kara Chu and Lily Freeman dive into a discussion on the immense pressure that high school students face. They cover the struggles of their generation and how they are working towards overcoming them. They then transition to the impact that COVID-19 has had on the well-being of teens and how they are coping with the anxiety, stress, loss, and disappointment due to the pandemic.
The Peer Connector program matches a person with a trained mentor, with lived experience, that can either be a family member or individual for 12 weeks of one-on-one connection. Day-to day situations drive weekly discussions with mentors. The Peer Connector program is designed to provide participants with individualized support, education, and skill-building knowledge that helps participants strengthen relationships with their families, increase cooperation, and understand how to navigate the community-based services.
This is NAMI-OC’s virtual bulletin board for teens and young adults. Designed on Padlet, this is a fun space to learn about upcoming NAMI-OC events and access resources for youth and young adults.
Through the It’s Okay to Feel podcast, NAMI Orange County hopes to share inspiring stories from influential people and give our listeners a guide to embrace their feelings and focus on their mental wellness. Teen and young adult listeners will hear episodes from our expert hosts, Nōn Wels and Jenipher Lyn, as well as unique takeover episodes from graduates of the NAMI-OC Media Masterclass.