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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

Ruthie Poole,
[email protected]

Scott Francis, [email protected]

Stephanie Morrill, ext.307 [email protected]

Statewide Youth Advisory Council (syac) meets every third Tuesday of the month from 2-4pm in Westboro at Tatnuck Bookstore meeting room on 18 Lyman street (off of Route 9).

FREE Video & Discussion!

This has pass- we leave it up as a resource

Young Adult Portraits of
Culture, Diagnosis and Mental Health Recovery

A Transformation Center Production
Sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMSHA)

This video documentary shares the personal stories of young adults who's recovery has been impacted by culture and a mental health diagnosis. The documentary highlights the foundational building blocks of recovery that were developed by SAMHSA. The showing will include discussion along with personal recovery stories shared by presenters, and (hopefully) audience members!

See the Transformation Center Calendar for more details

Light snacks and beverages will be provided.
For more information and a full list of showings, please contact
Scott Francis or Matthew McWade

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