Youth & Young Adults

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Youth and young adults who live with a mental health condition have different needs than adults. That's why NAMI Metro Baltimore offers programs specifically designed for youth, schools, and the people who care for them.

The goal is for youth networks to be prepared to offer preliminary support if a young person is showing symptoms of a mental health condition. Most mental health conditions develop between the ages of 15 and 25 years of age. Yet, there is typically a delay of about 11 years before someone accesses the care and support they need, largely due to stigma. NAMI Metro Baltimore is committed to eradicating that stigma and starting conversations about mental health in our community.

We offer the below programs, specifically for youth and young adults:

I Will Listen Campaign

Listening can be one of the most powerful ways to support someone facing mental health challenges. I Will Listen encourages open and honest conversations about mental health. The campaign brings together college campuses, workplaces, and other communities to start conversations, learn more about mental illness, and to understand what stigma is and how to overcome it.

Year after year, we have seen the I Will Listen campaign engage communities, both through workplaces and through schools, in powerful discussions about mental health and wellness.

To bring the I Will Listen Campaign to your school or organization, please contact Senior Director of Programs & Community Engagement, Jaime Clark at jebersole@namibaltimore.org.

I Willl Listen at college campuses takes place during the first week in October to recognize Mental Illness Awareness Week. Learn more about I Will Listen.

IWillListen Wellness Yoga