Youth Involvement: Magellan Youth Leaders Inspiring Future Empowerment (MY LIFE)
Magellan is dedicated to helping to improve the lives of youth in Pennsylvania. It was founded in Arizona in 2008.
What is MY LIFE?
Magellan Youth Leaders Inspiring Future Empowerment (MY LIFE) is made up of youth between the ages of 13 and 23 who have experience with the following issues:
- Mental health
- Substance use
- Juvenile justice
- Foster care
MY LIFE Information
If you live in Bucks County, Cambria County, Lehigh County, Montgomery County, or Northampton County, contact Magellan by sending an email to MBHofPA@magellanhealth.com to learn more about MY LIFE.
Please always call 911 in an emergency. The National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is also an important resource to consider. Call, text, or chat 988, and you will be connected to a trained counselor.
Why join MY LIFE?
MY LIFE gives youth a chance to build:
- Positive social supports.
- Leadership skills.
MY LIFE helps youth use their experiences to help others. It gives the chance to help improve the programs and systems that serve young people.
Become a fan of MY LIFE on Facebook!
MY LIFE has a Facebook fan page (www.Facebook.com/MYLIFEyouth). The page helps to educate, inform, engage and build support for MY LIFE programs.
Become a fan and learn how MY LIFE youth are:
- Using their experiences, strengths, talents and voice to improve youth and young adult programs and services throughout the country.
- Getting rid of the stigma associated with being a young person living with a mental illness and/or substance use disorder issue.
Thanks for your support!
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