What is Youth MOVE (YM) Downtown?
Youth MOVE Downtown is a group for teens ages to practice mental health advocacy and provide peer emotional support to one another. Together we access mental wellness resources and participate in activities that destigmatize mental health challenges.
Youth MOVE is teen-driven: meaning that the group structure, topics covered, and activities are influenced by, or decided by the teens who attend the group. It is facilitated by our staff who are trained in Mental Health First Aid and as CRM(Community Resiliency Model) facilitators. Youth MOVE programming regularly teaches CRM coping skills and helps students to identify support and resources in order to gain skills to access help in times of need.
In this wellness group, teens participate in a variety of activities and discussions related to mental health education and destigmatization. Topics covered include interpersonal relationships, self-esteem, stress management, school/work, life transitions, and resilience. Activities include group discussions, community building activties, videos, articles, art, meditation and more.
When and Where We Meet:
We meet at the Boise Brick House on 704 N 7th Street, Boise, Idaho, 83702. The Boise Brick House is within walking distance of Boise High School and North Junior High School. We meet every other Monday from 3:30-5pm during the school year. Check our calendar below for summer hours.
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Youth MOVE Discord (YM Discord) is a statewide virtual program for high schoolers throughout Idaho to provide peer emotional support to one another and practice mental health advocacy. YM Discord is meant for high schoolers who live in rural areas, teens who prefer connecting virtually, or can’t attend our in person Youth MOVE groups for other reasons. Participants communicate throughout the week via the various chat channels on the serve and meet via voice channel once a week to discuss mental health topics, do check-ins, and play games.
To learn more, fill out our interest form here.
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- 20September 20, 2022
Join us to make homemade ice cream at the Boise Brick House; we have so many flavors for you to choose from!
Youth MOVE Downtown (YM Downtown) is an in-person group for high schoolers in the Treasure Valley area to practice mental health advocacy and provide peer emotional support to one another. Together we access mental wellness resources, play games to build community, and participate in activities that destigmatize mental health challenges.
Come to our interest meeting to learn more about the group or fill out our interest form here. Food and drinks will be provided!
- 21September 21, 2022
QPR is an evidence-based suicide prevention training for adults and teens. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Teens in the Treasure Valley area are invited to this free to training to learn how they can support friends, classmates, siblings, or others in need.
Fill out our RSVP form here if you plan on attending this training. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!
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FYIdaho serves parents and caregivers of youth with mental health challenges through direct support and education.
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