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The State and Local Area Advisory Councils are open to consumers ages 16-29. We encourage Youth and Young Adult Consumers to come and experience empowerment in relation to their experiences with a mental health diagnosis, substance use (and recovery) and the mental health system in Massachusetts. No voice at our councils goes to waste. We are organized as experts due to our lived-experience. We are part of a statewide effort to re-shape services for the better. To get involved with the State or a Local Area Council contact

617-442-4111 Toll Free 877-769-7693
Nicole McMahon, ext.324, [email protected]

The first Statewide Youth Advisory Council was held in April 2007 at Westborough State Hospital, Lincoln Conference Room and was coordinated and chaired by Jessel-Paul Smith

Artwork / Photos

Here you will find visual media representing our council. Some will be art, some will be photo’s of events and members. Enjoy!

Artwork 1 a wall painting by one of our members.

Painting of a beach on a wall

Artwork 2 single piece of art by council member.

Black and white painting

Artwork 3 single piece of art by council member.

Black and white painting

Artwork 4 single piece of art by council member.

Black and white painting

Artwork 5 single piece of art by council member.

Blacka and white painting

Adaptation color-pencil self portrait by council chair.

Black and white self portrait