Lauren Grimes is currently the Transitional Age Youth Outreach Coordinator for On Our own of Maryland. She has a Bachelor's Degree in English Literature and International Relations from McDaniel College. She has struggled with and overcome numerous behavioral health challenges since she was a young adolescent, and has extensive personal experience with the mental health system which she freely draws from in her work in the peer world.
As a young adult she has worked and volunteered with youth and adults involved in the behavioral health system, as well as youth in the foster care, child welfare and juvenile justice systems. She works extensively within the field of peer support and youth-led systems change on county, state, and national levels, aiding organizations in incorporating the youth voice into their policy and operations, and helping young adults to create an equitable and reciprocal relationship with their service systems. She is a trained WRAP and Anti-Stigma Project Facilitator,and she currently stands on committees including OOOMD's Public Policy in Mental Health Committee and the Anti-Stigma Project, Maryland Coalition for Families Young Adult Council, MHA's MD Peer Support Certification Workgroup , and several others as a young adult consumer advocate.
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