Social media is used by young adults and agencies to engage with the public, provide useful information on young adult resources, and increase awareness of available activities around the state.
Please follow @SpeakingofHope on Twitter,
and SpeakingofHopeProject on Facebook.
Youth MOVE Massachusetts is the local chapter of a national, youth-led organization devoted to improving services that support the positive growth and development of individuals who have lived experience. The Massachusetts chapter has a Facebook page and an Instagram account. Youth MOVE stands for Youth Motivating Others through Voices of Experience. Youth MOVE Massachusetts offers youth and young adult driven, non-clinical community support for young people with all kinds of “lived experience”. Their programming includes two youth groups, a young adults group, a speakers bureau, and trainings for youth and young adults. All youth and young adult group meetings are FREE and include dinner!
Voices4Hope is a blog designed by young adults, for young adults with mental health conditions as a tool to inspire, inform, and empower. We aim to provide support for others like us in their efforts of going to school, finding and maintaining employment, and pursuing fulfilling lives in recovery! The blog is connected to the Voices4Hope website that is made for teenagers and young adults with mental health challenges to talk with each other and gain access to information that will help them live happily and independently.
The Transitions Research and Training Center (Transitions RTC) has a Twitter and Facebook with posts about useful resources for young adults ages 14-30 with serious mental health conditions. The Transitions RTC hopes to better understand the necessary support programs that are needed for transition age youth. The principles of the agency are to (1) support youth and young adults in their multiple roles as students, learners, and workers; (2) examine ways for programs to address the specific psychosocial needs of this group; (3) partner with youth and young adults to conduct research and share findings.
Pathways Research and Training Center aims to improve the lives of youth and young adults with serious mental health conditions through rigorous research and effective training and dissemination. Their work is guided by the perspectives of young people and their families, and based in a positive development framework. They run a Twitter and Facebook that features useful resources for young adults and people interested in young adult issues. A two page summary of their work is also available.