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A Youth Peer Support Specialist uses their personal experiences with mental health and/or substance use challenges during their youth to support and guide young individuals facing similar struggles. They provide a relatable and empathetic perspective, fostering trust and understanding. By sharing their own journey and coping strategies, Youth Peer Support Specialists empower their peers to build resilience, set and achieve personal goals, and connect with valuable resources. Their role is essential in promoting hope, wellness, and positive development among youth in the community.

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