Lived Experience Resources

Strong 365
Strong 365 has personal stories from young people with psychosis and resources to help cope with symptoms.

7 Cups of Tea
7 cups of tea is a peer chat community that connects you to caring people who understand. It is a free, anonymous and confidential online chat with trained listeners – many of whom have been through similar experiences.

Personal Mental Health Stories
Note that this playlist is regularly updated.

Active Minds
Active Minds is a nonprofit organization supporting mental health awareness through education, research, advocacy, and a focus on students and young adults ages 14-25.

Bring Change to Mind
Bring Change to Mind seeks to end the stigma and discrimination around mental illness. The website has a blog, videos, and resources to help youth talk about mental health.

Students with Psychosis
Students with Psychosis helps to empower students living with psychosis and their allies to take leadership and become advocates around mental health. They offer events, career building opportunities including internships, and have an Advocacy board.

The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is a national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQIA youth.

The International Hearing Voices Network
The International Hearing Voices Network has extensive resources about the experience of “voices, visions, and other unusual experiences.”

Maine Behavioral Healthcare: Youth Peer Support Statewide Network (YPSSN)
The Youth Peer Support Statewide Network (YPSSN) is a new, growing resource open to any young adult in Maine. This is not a clinical or treatment program. Program staff and participants support each other and build connections that help them better navigate the journey to a self-defined, meaningful life.”

MaineHealth Institute for Research
PIER Program

Maine Medical Center 66 Bramhall Street Portland, Maine 04102

The PIER Program is part of the Maine Medical Center Department of Psychiatry and MaineHealth Institute for Research.
Funding for PIER comes from the Mental Health Block Grant through the Department of Health and Human Services.