Our OnTracker Community is made up of and organized by current participants and graduates of OnTrackNY from across New York state. Together, we strive to create a community that inspires hope for recovery and spreads awareness about the challenges and nuances of experiencing unexpected changes in thinking and perceptions. 

We have a range of ways participants and graduates can get involved with our community, meet others with similar experiences, and share their voices and perspectives:

The Arcade

The Arcade is a monthly virtual gathering of OnTrackNY participants and graduates that offers engaging, informative, and empowering experiences. We meet up, share ideas, and provide our input into research, policy, and program-level strategies. 

Interested in attending or have questions? Email youthco@nyspi.columbia.edu.

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Youth & Young Adult Leadership Council

The Youth and Young Adult Leadership Council elevates the voices and perspectives of participants and graduates of OnTrackNY. Council members convene monthly to represent and express what matters most to them in the design, delivery, and evaluation of OnTrackNY services. We also support overall mental health systems transformation through youth-guided practices and principles. 

Interested in learning more about the council? Email youthco@nyspi.columbia.edu. 

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Becoming a Peer Specialist

Some OnTrackNY graduates become Peer Specialists, drawing on their own experiences to support and advocate for current OnTrackers. To learn more about becoming a Peer Specialist, check out the Peer Specialist manual or view current job opportunities to find open positions. 

As a peer specialist, I want to help others get through the tough parts, overcome the fears and stigmas, and build up their resilience, so they can live the life they want.

- Danny Sosa, OnTrackNY Peer Specialist
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Need help now?

Please be aware that this website is not monitored 24/7 and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Visit our Crisis Resources for immediate support options.

*If you believe your life, or the life of someone you know, is in danger, please call or text 988 for immediate support.

OnTrackNY would not be possible without the support of our partners:

New York State Psychiatric Institute
New York State Office of Mental Health
Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc.
Center for Practice Innovations
Columbia University Department of Psychiatry