Proud of our Transition Age Youth Peer Programs. Bettering Lives Daily.

The national news is filled with stories of increased anxieties in youth and young adults. This is one example of mental health issues that most of us can understand. However, when problems like depression, anxieties, phobias, ADHD, and behavioral disorders impact a young person’s ability to lead a normal life, it’s important to know what resources are available.
The National Health Alliance on Mental Health tells us that, “1 in 5 teens or young adults live with a mental health condition—half develop the condition by age 14 and three quarters by age 24.”

These mental health concerns left untreated or swept under the rug often result in poor performances, social isolation or risky behaviors. Ultimately this can impact their transition into living as a productive and happy adult. This does NOT need to be the case.

The Transition Age Youth (TAY) Peer Programs help youth and young adults with mental health concerns reach their goals. Because mental health issues are both a growing and often overlooked part of community discussions, we are seeking to increase awareness. Our program works face-to-face with participants, both in the community and in home settings and focuses on identifying and taking action steps for people dealing with mental health challenges.

These steps help to move youth and young adults towards individualized employment, education, career exploration goals, independent living and wellness management. We work face to face with individuals as it relates to helping people choose, find and keep a variety of roles.

Skills currently provides this service in Lycoming, Clinton, and Centre Counties.