Teens with health challenges learn to support each other through peer mentorship

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Teens with health challenges learn to support each other through peer mentorship

Similar groups offered for parents of kids with chronic health conditions
From left, Anna Caplan, Grace Calvet, Liza Tregillus and Becca Heath, sitting in front of Durango High School, talk about plans to train teenagers with health challenges to be peer mentors. Caplan, Calvet and Heath all participated in the Peer Mentor Project. As members of the group, teens learn to mentor others with health challenges.
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Those interested in the Peer Mentor Project can contact Liza Tregillus at 749-9607 or lizatip@gmail.com.
The group welcomes teens with diabetes, anxiety and depression, epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, hearing loss, paralysis, spinal problems, Asperger’s and other chronic health challenges.

Teens with health challenges learn to support each other through peer mentorship

From left, Anna Caplan, Grace Calvet, Liza Tregillus and Becca Heath, sitting in front of Durango High School, talk about plans to train teenagers with health challenges to be peer mentors. Caplan, Calvet and Heath all participated in the Peer Mentor Project. As members of the group, teens learn to mentor others with health challenges.

Teens with health challenges learn to support each other through peer mentorship

Peer mentors Henry Tregillus, Joe Scott and Jack Meigs all have challenging health conditions and, as teenagers, learned to mentor others with similar challenges. Tregillus has epilepsy and didn’t want anyone to know about it in high school. “I found out later that people kind of like hearing about (it), which is not something I even remotely considered back then,” he said.
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