Adolescent Peer Support League
The Adolescent Peer Support League ("APSL") is a grassroots non-profit organization founded by Dawn Bunch, an International Baccalaureate high school student and aspiring psychologist. We are an organization comprised of psychologists, students, school administrators, doctors, and business professionals across the nation who are devoted to providing peer support for high school students in order to promote teen mental health and emotional wellbeing.
Our organization seeks to improve the status of teen mental health in the nation through establishing a peer support specialist system in high schools. We believe that the current system of mental health support for teen communities is inefficient and sometimes difficult to access. Our ultimate goal is to see these programs implemented in high schools across the nation, providing easily-accessible, systematic mental health support to teenagers. Through these programs, students will be able to utilize the support of their peers in order to guide themselves towards better mental health.
Given the prevalence of poor mental health in adolescents across the nation, we need to identify new support systems, and we believe that high school peer support will be an important part of the solution. Our organization aims to spark a national dialogue among psychologists, students, school administrators, and public servants, on how we can use and implement peer support programs in high schools in order to promote mental health and emotional wellbeing in adolescents.
For more information, visit our website: https://www.adolescentpeersupport.org/