Magellan 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
It was founded in Arizona in 2008. The group focuses on important issues affecting youth through:
- Regular meetings
- Special events
MY LIFE is helping to improve the lives of youth between the ages of 13 and 23 who are dealing with issues related to mental health, substance use, foster care and juvenile justice. It gives youth the chance to become leaders in their communities. Magellan Behavioral Health of Pennsylvania has partnered with Bucks, Cambria, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery and Northampton counties to host MY LIFE groups in these counties.
MY LIFE groups and activities are open to any youth who:
- Are between the ages of 13 and 23 years old.
- Has experience with mental health, substance use, juvenile justice and/or foster care-related issues.
We welcome youth who have these challenges themselves. We also welcome youth who have a family member or friend experiencing these challenges. No application is needed to join this group. Any youth who attends a meeting or an event is considered a MY LIFE member. MY LIFE is a group where youth can:
- Feel supported
- Make friends
- Have fun
- Show off their talents
- Learn about topics that are important to them
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.
Magellan MY LIFE meetings will be held concurrently with NAMI CAN Child and Adolescent Network meetings at Abington Memorial Health Center, Warminster Campus – 225 Newtown Rd., Warminster, PA.
Hosted by Magellan Health
Contact: Marissa Gates – MLGates@magellanhealth.com