Helping youth and families learn the skills they need to be more successful at home, in school and throughout the community.
Better Choices. Brighter Futures. May 2018
May is Mental Health Awareness Month
Mental Health Disorders (MD) and Substance Use Disorders (SUD)…
“I stopped smoking and actually looked at my future
and asked myself… do I really need this? No.”
– Youth Participant, YSB Chemical Health Services
As substance use is particularly harmful to the developing brain, adolescents do need to be held accountable with reasonable consequences to deter continued use.
YSB staff help young people become open to addressing factors that impact their quality of life – exploring factors that may be contributing to, or hindering, their overall well-being.
Our Licensed Therapists are available in three offices, serving Washington County and surrounding areas, and our 4 school-based Chemical Health Specialists partner with local school districts to prevent and reduce youth substance throughout the academic year.
- Read more: the connection between Mental Health and Substance Use among Teens (Co-Occurring Disorders)
- Check out our new eNews feature: Chem Health Corner (below)!
- Find out how Esperanza Lee, Youth Member of YSB's Advisory Committee - is advocating for Mental Wellness among youth! (below)
- Learn more about: YSB's Staff
YSB Welcomes Dr. Joseph Lee!
"Addiction specialist is featured speaker at YSB gala"
by: Mary Devine, Pioneer Press
Joseph Lee, medical director for youth continuum at Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and author of “Recovering My Kid: Parenting Young Adults in Treatment and Beyond,” will be the featured speaker
at this week’s Youth Service Bureau gala.
A triple-boarded physician, he is also a diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine and a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s Substance Abuse Committee.
Thanks to Newest Gala Sponsors!
"Prevention" is not just about eliminating a negative behavior; it is also about supporting positive physical, intellectual, psychological and social development – infusing wellness into our community.
Esperanza Lee - Woodbury, MN High School Student
article from MSSWA's Liz Kruger Hommerding, MSW, LICSW
Stick with Hope is a youth-led initiative to advocate for mental wellness among youth through notes of encouragement. Lee began the initiative in 2017 after seeing youth with mental health issues drop out of school.
Please join us in thanking Esperanza, member
of YSB's Youth & Family Education Advisory Committee!
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Address postal inquiries to:
Youth Service Bureau, Inc.
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN 55082