Show: Self-Taught: Former Foster Youth on Sex, Health, and Life

It’s Complicated: Mental Health and Foster Care

Kat, Elyzabeth, Alexis, and Esme talk about the unique challenges (former) foster youth face when accessing the mental healthcare services they need. Esme, Community Policy Associate, Mental Health Team at National Center for Youth Law, points to key resources that you might find useful, drawn from “A Young Person’s Guide to Accessing Affordable Mental Health Care.” Guests share their stories, including the little and big ways that they take care of themselves. As always, we keep it real.

Host Bio: Kat (she/her), former foster youth, RHEP Youth Advisory Board member

Guest Bio: Elyzabeth (she/her), former foster youth, RHEP Youth Advisory Board member; Alexis (she/her), former foster youth, RHEP Youth Advisory Board member; Esmeralda Cortez Rosales (she/her), Community Policy Associate on the Mental Health Team at National Center for Youth Law

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