Cuyahoga County Title

Youth Advisory Council

Youth Advisory Council Meeting

Monday, March 27, 2017
4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Ohio Room, ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County 
2012 West 25th Street, 6th Floor 
Cleveland, Ohio 44113 

Questions? Contact Katie Boland, External Affairs Officer, at 216-241-3400 ext. 812 or click here to email her.


The ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County’s purpose for developing a Youth Advisory Council(YAC) is to: 

  • Gain insight to new perspectives from the youth on what mental health and addictions issues are the most important to them and their community,
  • Understand what questions they have about addiction, mental illness and recovery, and
  • Learn new ideas to improve services, programs and communication tools.
  • Help to reduce the stigma that is too often associated with mental illness and addiction.
  • Promote that mental illness and addiction are brain diseases, that treatment works and people recover.  

Our YAC members will:

  • Develop new social media communication tools to better connect with youth.
  • Enlighten Board, staff and provider agencies to youth perspective of mental illness and addiction.
  • Organize community events to create awareness of mental illness, addiction and recovery in Cuyahoga County.
  • Experience how government and non-profit behavioral health agencies operate in Cuyahoga County.
  • Help improve our community and behavioral health system for today and the next generation.
  • Have fun!

Minimum requirements to join:

  1. Resident of Cuyahoga County.
  2. Must between the ages of 13 and 18 years old.
  3. Obtain parental consent to join.
  4. Motivated to help others by educating our community that recovery is possible.
  5. Willingness to commit time and energy to help improve our behavioral health system for the next generation.


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