Maine Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics, Substance Use/Opioid Treatment Resources

Youth Peer Support Statewide Network now accepting referrals for youth peer support!

Maine Behavioral Healthcare was awarded a new contract with the State of Maine to develop a Youth Peer Support Statewide Network (YPSSN). This program offers anyone in the state of Maine who is between the ages of 14 and 26 access to a variety of peer support opportunities. The contract officially began in February of this year and we are already offering a number of activities for Maine’s youth and young adults who are struggling or have struggled with their mental health, which may include substance use. There is no insurance needed, no diagnosis required, and no cost.

The YPSSN has youth peer support staff in Portland, Lewiston and Bangor primarily. We also will have staff in Piscataquis, Aroostook, and Penobscot Counties offering support to youth and young adults on waitlists for behavioral health services. Again, this is a statewide program, so youth and young adults from across Maine can access virtual and in-person activities.