Progression is a course focusing on young people between the ages of 13 and 18 who are dealing with mental health issues. The name, Progression, alludes to its purpose of empowering young people with information and tools to advance towards their dreams and goals.
Topics include information about mental health issues, resiliency and recovery, supports and allies, self advocacy, transition issues and much more. This is a chance for young people to gather and learn about these issues from those that have been there.
Progression is planning on expanding statewide and is currently held in the following areas of the state:
- Salt Lake County
- Davis County
To find out more or to sign up for classes, please contact NAMI Utah at (801) 323-9900.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness has launched www.strengthofus.org, a new online community where young adults living with mental health concerns can provide mutual support in navigating unique challenges and opportunities during the critical transition years from ages 18 to 25. Developed by young adults, StrengthofUs.org is a user-driven social networking community where members can connect with peers; share personal stories, creativity, and helpful resources; write and respond to blog entries; engage in discussion groups; and share videos, photos, and other news.
Visit www.strengthofus.org for more information.