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Certified Young Adult Peer Support Specialist

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The Certified Young Adult Peer Support Specialist program is an up-and-coming program that will certify young adults ages 18 through 30 in Tennessee, who have lived experience with or are on a journey of healing from mental illness and/or substance abuse for at least a year, to provide peer support to other young adults dealing with the same issues.

The application and training are not yet public, but please contact us to be added to a list if you wish to be notified when they are.

For More Information

If you have concerns or need services for yourself, a child, or family member, contact our Helpline:
Phone: 800-560-5767
Email: OCA.TDMHSAS@tn.gov
Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (except for state holidays)

If you feel at any time that you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please call the Tennessee Statewide Crisis Line toll-free 24 hours, 7 days a week at 1-855-274-7471.

To learn more about the Certified Young Adult Peer Support Specialist program, please contact:

Jules Wilson
Youth & Young Adult Coordinator
615-532-3754
Jules.Wilson@tn.gov or cyapss.tdmhsas@tn.gov