Maine Behavioral Healthcare
Youth Peer Support Statewide Network (YPSSN)

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Mental Health Services in Maine

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YPSSN Groups and Events

The Youth Peer Support Statewide Network (YPSSN) is a youth and young adult mental health support community. Participants provide mutual support with a focus on connection and self determination. All Maine youth are welcome for YPSSN groups and events. There is no cost or insurance required. 

Weekly Calendar

Exploring Unique Experiences
(Ages 14-26)
Mondays 4-5 pm
Join on Zoom

Peer Support Drop-In (Ages 14-26)
Tuesdays 3:30-5:30 pm
Portland Peer Center, 165 Lancaster Street

Virtual Peer Support 
(Ages 14-26)
Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 pm
Join on Zoom

Youth Advisory Board (Ages 14-26)
Every other Wednesday each month 5-6 pm
Join on Zoom

Peer Support Drop-In (Ages 14-26)
Thursdays, 3:30-5:30 pm
Portland Peer Center, 165 Lancaster Street




About Our Groups & Events

What: This is an opportunity to give and receive support from others. This group welcomes sharing about experiences that are sometimes hard to talk about such as confusing or extreme thoughts/beliefs, thoughts of suicide, hearing voices, or seeing visions. In this group we invite perspectives that might be different from the traditional model found in many treatment programs. Two peer support partners will facilitate the group, both of whom identify with having personally struggled with some of these experiences.

Who: Ages 14 - 26

Where: Join on Zoom

When: Mondays 4-5 pm - New date and time!

What: A group of youth with direct experiences navigating mental health systems, substance use challenges, and other state systems. This group will shape the groundwork and help build the Youth Peer Support Statewide Network. This includes deciding on the groups we should run, activities to do, and help creating language around our values and mission. All members of the board will be compensated for their participation and time.

Who: Ages 14 - 26

Where: Join on Zoom

When: Every other Wednesday of the month, 5pm


What: This group is for all folks 14-26 to bring experiences, challenges, and celebrations. It will be shaped by attendees and whatever folks want and need to talk about. This could range from sharing our mental health challenges to sharing how our days went.

Who: Ages 14-26

Where: Join on Zoom

When: Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30 pm

Portland Drop-In

What: Check out the drop in for games, arts and crafts, movies, and to connect with fellow peers to create your own activities!

Where: Portland Drop-In Center, 165 Lancaster Street, Portland

Who: Ages 14-26 that have self identified mental health and/or substance use challenges

When: Every Tuesday & Thursday, 3:30-5:30 pm*


Contact Us

Phone: 207-396-7052
Mail: YPSSN 165 Lancaster Street, Portland, Maine 04101

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