Saras Yerlig (she/her) is a Peer Support Supervisor at MaineHealth. She has personal experiences with mental health challenges and is a Certified Intentional Peer Support (IPS) Specialist. She began working as a Youth Peer Support Partner at the Psychosis Identification and Early Referral (PIER) program in 2019. Saras has presented nationally at an Internal Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis (ISPS) conference and as part of a SAMSHA webinar on the integration of peer support into multidisciplinary teams. In her work at MaineHealth, she has collaborated on a number of trainings and presentations related to both peer support and Early Intervention work. Saras is a co-author of the manual for peer support integration that is the foundation for the training offered through PTI. In addition, as part of an effort to create better understanding and acceptance around unique experiences (such as changes in experiences of reality, hearing voices, sensory changes, confusing thoughts, etc.) Saras supports a Speakers Bureau of youth/young adults in the PIER program in sharing their stories with the community.