Michelle Thomas, Associate Director of PEERS, and Kozi Arrington, Outreach Coordinator at PEERS discuss the upcoming TAY (Transition Aged Youth) Summit on August 20th & 21st at CalState East Bay. The event is designed to bring together organizations and break down silos to help young people transition to solid, productive futures.
summit the whole purpose of it. Is to talk and chat about mental health challenges and what are the barriers to getting. On support and the needs mat for our tea youth. And you work closely with this age group all the time. At peers so what did you see that they brought about the need for this summit for this conversation happened. Mission it appears. Is really. That people who have mental health challenges like I myself have a mental health challenged I have PT SD . I have moments I'm headed diagnoses and I had a suicide attempt when I was. Tate used myself. NEA did is for
our stories. In as much desire to have. Had my share of mental health challenges. I feel that this is where I can do the most good because I can relate to so many different people
that coming up Michelle talk a little bit about some of the mental health challenges. That young adults facing you work with. I think there's a broader range. They're all different kinds of challenges and a person can experience. A lot of is diagnoses that you see come out at this age range between six to 25. Things like feeling depressed. All the way to end maybe being diagnosed being bipolar. Mental health challenges such as. Sings a PT SD and struggling from trauma. And one of the things that we do is we try to honor the individual. And hopefully by