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HOPE Coalition Mental Health Model: A Unique Approach to Youth Mental Health
Adolescent Mental Health
1 in 5 young people are affected by a mental health problem
2 out 3 young people don't get the help they need
The HOPE Mental Health Model
Integrates mental health counselors into youth organizations to address stigma, transportation and other access barriers.
Roughly 800 youth and young adults served each year through groups and one-on-one sessions. Counselors work at the Boys & Girls Club, Friendly House, Girls, Inc., and the Worcester Youth Center.
Youth workers receive training how to address mental health issues with the young people they serve.
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