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Youth Peer Support

Our youth peer support program is a recovery service for young individuals (ages 12-26) experiencing mental health conditions and substance use disorders.

Certified Peer Support Specialists (CPSS) are at the heart of this program, using their own lived experience as near-age peer supports to help youth gain awareness of their emotional and mental health and empower them to take action towards their wellbeing.

By connecting with our CPSS, youth can find a safe and empathetic space to share their experiences and concerns. Our specialists offer support from lived experience, understanding, and information to help navigate not only the complexities of mental health and substance use issues, but also being a young Latinx person in Utah, being 1st generation immigrant, or even being queer. Our youth peer support program not only provides essential support but also serves as a source of hope, showing young individuals that recovery is possible and that they are not alone in their journey as unique as it may be.

Our Peer support program is an important pathway to the recovery process for youth who are facing mental health challenges and substance use disorders. We are dedicated to empowering our youth to overcome their challenges and lead fulfilling lives. We believe in the strength of peer connections and the transformative potential of peer support, and we invite young individuals to explore this resource as part of their path towards well-being and recovery. Your journey matters, and we are here to support you every step of the way.

Peer support is an accessible and cost-effective support program, available in both Spanish and English, specifically designed to cater to the unique needs of youth ages 12-26.

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How to get started

To start your journey with us, the first step is to schedule an intake appointment with one of our dedicated intake specialists.

During this initial consultation, our intake specialist will carefully assess your case to determine the most suitable course of action. Depending on your needs, this may involve therapy, peer support services, or a combination of both.

Peer Support helps many clients with grief from separation or loss, parents divorcing, relationship problems, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, and other problems.

Peer Support Cost

At LBHS, we believe that everyone should have access to quality mental health services, regardless of their financial circumstances. That’s why we offer a flexible sliding scale fee structure for Peer Services. This means that the cost of therapy is based on individual, parent, or guardian’s income. LBHS also takes into consideration familial extenuating circumstances to ensure that our services remain affordable for all. In addition to our sliding scale fees, we provide scholarship opportunities for those who may require further financial assistance. Scholarships are available, and individuals, parents, or guardians are encouraged to apply for these programs to help cover the cost of peer support sessions. New clients will be sent the sliding scale/scholarship application in preparation for their intake appointment.

We are proud to accept Medicaid as a means of payment for our services. This commitment to accessibility ensures that individuals who qualify for Medicaid can access our peer support programs without any financial barriers. Our mission is to make mental health support as accessible as possible, and we are dedicated to working with our clients to find the best payment options for their needs.

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