THE STATE YOUTH COUNCIL
A DIVISION OF THE UTAH FAMILY COALITION
The State Youth Council is made up of youth who have experience with mental health services and want to make a difference through advocacy.
The State youth Council meets once a month, and is open to any youth ages 15-25 that want to participate in planning events, learning more about recovery and want to make a change for other youth with mental health concerns.
Youth Council is held the first Tues of every month from 3:45-5:30
At the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health
195 North 1950 West SLC UT
If you have any questions feel free to contact:
Michelle Vance 801-869-2885
WHAT WE ARE WORKING ON NOW
The youth council is planning an event for Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day on May 11, 2013. This event will be held on the lawn of the Masonic Temple from 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Click HERE to download the flyer for the event.
Chill on the Hill
The youth council designed buttons that were passed out at NAMI/USARA’s Chill on the Hill Event. This is our final design:
YOUTH RECOVERY ART SHOW
at the Rio Grande art Gallery
The State Youth Council spent 3 months working on different types of art that show their perspectives of recovery. They opened up this event to youth statewide, with any relation to recovery. 43 youth from around Utah, ages 12-28 participated in this event. The State Youth Council also held an open house for the community to come participate in.
Stay in touch with NAMI Utah.
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