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Our youth ambassadors play a very important role in supporting each other and their mental health. We know that when teens struggle, they talk to their peers. You can help save or improve a life - learn more about mental health and how to support your peers by becoming an MHA Youth Ambassador today.

Let's Talk About It

There is a stigma around being open about mental health. We aim to stop that stigma starting at an early age. 50% of Americans will have a mental health condition sometime in their life. Half of those will show symptoms by the age of 14. You are not alone. Support your peers by taking action today and join the MHA Youth Ambassador program.

MISSION

High School students collectively working to bring mental health awareness, equity, inclusion, and stigma reduction to their schools and the community at large.


VISION

All high schools within Sheboygan County will provide a culture of mental wellness, including support services, resources, and education for all students.


Youth Advisory Board

A selected number of youth representatives from each high school can apply to serve as role models for the Ambassador Program. Each representative will serve by providing a voice around the following: Youth Ambassador program, initiatives, prevention efforts, specific youth needs, intervention, recovery, and leadership.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE YOUTH ADVISORY BOARD:

  • A commitment of a one-year term
  • Attend monthly meetings (virtual/in-person)
  • Parent/Guardian Permission
  • Attend training sessions hosted by MHA Sheboygan
  • Transportation to meetings (when in-person)

Learn more by contacting our Director of Education & Advocacy, Trisha Erpelding: 920-458-3951 ext. 1002 or trisha@mhasheboygan.org