Welcome to our January 2021 issue of Changing the Game, our quarterly newsletter developed for and by our own OnTrackNY community! OnTrackNY, both as a model and as a community of teams, participants, families, graduates, and OnTrackNY Central staff, is certainly Changing the Game by shifting conversations about mental health recovery to focus on what matters most to individuals and families experiencing early psychosis.
We are excited to feature two awesome interviews by Youth Coordinator, Talia Richkin. The first one is with Yuki, a founding member of our Youth and Young Adult Leadership Council, about his experience with Transitioning Out of OnTrackNY. Talia also shares an interview with an OnTrackNY participant on their experience with Brain Gym, a new service being offered through OnTrackNY to promote cognitive health. Youth Coordinator, Denzel (DJ) Wilkerson offers another great article he calls Skating the Pandemic: What I Learned On 4 Wheels, reflecting on the parallels between locking in a new skateboarding trick and navigating the challenges of 2020.
We are also excited to share a glimpse of some of the conversations we have at the Downstate and Statewide Youth and Young Adult Leadership Councils. Youth Coordinator, Talia Richkin summarizes some of the feedback offered during a dialogue on Shared Decision Making in OnTrackNY.
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