Youth Peer Support Panelist

“If mental health awareness was a priority for everyone we would live in a utopia.” Tyler is a person in long term recovery and is a proud Okie, born and raised on the North side of Oklahoma City. He attended John Marshall High School and started at UCO and SNU. He loves old movies, sushi, and basketball. He is also successfully living with Paranoid Schizophrenia, type II bipolar disorder, and clinical depression. He is also clean and sober for 2 years and 7 months now. Thanks to the right medication, therapy, and recovery, his life has changed tremendously, all for the better. Helping those struggling with mental illness is his passion. Tyler is a strong advocate for mental health reform and is very eager to be of service!

Tyler Ross is Co-director of our youth group here at OCARTA called YELLO, Youth Engaged in Leadership and Learning of Oklahoma. We teach leadership and life skills. I have been a part of the direction of the youth group for 2 years now. Helping the next generation not suffer like I did fuels me. I’m also the Outreach Coordinator and Recovery Coach.

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