Lincoln MY LIFE will be meeting Thursday, March 3, at 6 pm at St. Paul United Methodist Church, located at 1144 M Street.
MY LIFE (Magellan Youth Leaders Inspiring Future Empowerment) gives youth an opportunity to use their experience, talents and voice to make positive changes in their lives while helping others to do the same. MY LIFE is made up of youth, ages 13 to 23, who have experience with mental health, substance abuse, juvenile justice and/or foster care-related issues.
Through regular meetings, local and national workshops, presentations and events the group empowers youth by giving them a voice in helping to improve youth and young adult programs and services in their communities.
Additionally, the group is responsible for advising behavioral health professionals, community stakeholders and government officials on the issues affecting child/adolescent and young adult programs and services, and providing outreach to help reduce the stigma associated with being a young person living with a mental illness and/or substance abuse issue.