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27
Jul
2017

Wellness T-Shirt Painting Activity at BACS

Do you like painting t-shirts? Yesterday, PEERS' Gilbert Pizano and Lyndsey Ellis conducted a wellness t-shirt making activity at Bay Area Community Services (BACS) Inc. in Pleasanton.

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27
Jul
2017

POCC "50-Year History of the Mental Health Consumer Movement" Event

Today PEERS' Associate Director Lynn Rivas spoke at the POCC "50-Year History of the Mental Health Consumer Movement" event in Oakland.

Article
25
Jul
2017

Summer Vacations and Wellness

What do you do to relax? Summer vacations are important for your wellness and mental health. Check out what PEERS staff have been up to this summer!

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20
Jul
2017

Final Fridays -- Promo Video

On the last Friday of each month, PEERS will now be screening wellness and recovery themed movies. Check out a video for this new series here!


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18
Jul
2017

Free Movie Nights -- Now at PEERS

Starting Friday, July 28th at 3:30pm, PEERS will be showing mental health and recovery themed movies. This series takes place on the final Friday of each month.


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13
Jul
2017

"Digital Kidnapping" -- A Short Story by Jean Lee

Jean Lee, a member of PEERS' Chinese American Action Team, shares a short story about a traumatic experience she had. Chinese language version available as well. 提供中文版本。

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12
Jul
2017

Latino/a/x Action Team Meeting

Today PEERS' Latino/a/x Action Team met to edit their upcoming outreach flyer, discuss the meaning of the word "stigma" in Spanish, and celebrate the birthday of one of the team-members.

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7
Jul
2017

Healing is Possible: Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

In this entry of Stickler Against Stigma, PEERS Program Coordinator Lyndsey Ellis address minority mental health awareness.


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30
Jun
2017

TAY Workshop at POCC Conference: "Trying It All Together"

Today at the POCC 6th Annual Conference, PEERS' Transition Age Youth leadership mentees delivered a wellness workshop entitled: "Trying It All Together: How Love, What We Eat, and What We Do Affects Our Wellness."


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30
Jun
2017

"Tree of Life" Activity at the POCC Conference

Today at the 6th Annual POCC Conference, PEERS Programs Manager Bre Williams presented a "Tree of Life" workshop in conjunction with the POCC African American Empowerment Committee.

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30
Jun
2017

Two PEERS Staff Members Win Awards at POCC Annual Conference

Yesterday at the POCC's 6th Annual Awards and Conference Program at the Oakland Hilton, two PEERS staff members won awards.

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28
Jun
2017

Kozi's Korner: PRIDE 2017 - What is Pride?

In the latest edition of Kozi's Korner, Programs Outreach Coordinator Kozi Arrington explains about the connection between wellness, being yourself, and Pride.

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26
Jun
2017

TAY Meeting with Alameda County 'TAY System of Care Providers'

Last week, PEERS' Transition Age Youth (TAY) program presented to the Alameda County TAY System of Care Providers about their program highlights and accomplishments during the past fiscal year.

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22
Jun
2017

LEVS and TAY LEVS End of Year BBQ

Please join us in congratulating our LEVS participants and staff for another highly successful year!

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20
Jun
2017

Kozi's Korner: JUNETEENTH 2017 - What is Juneteenth?

In the latest edition of Kozi's Korner, Programs Outreach Coordinator Kozi Arrington discusses the importance of Juneteenth as a day of reflection, celebration, and commemoration.

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20
Jun
2017

Heat Waves and Wellbeing: How to Keep Your Cool this June

Heat Waves and Wellbeing

This week has been exceptionally scorching here in the Bay Area. Did you know, hot weather can impact wellbeing and mental health?

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16
Jun
2017

PEERS Transition Age Youth Program

TAY Leadership Mentee DeAnna Atkins and Program Coordinator Ashlee Jemmott discuss the positive impact of PEERS' Transition Age Youth Program.

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12
Jun
2017

WRAP 5 Day Facilitation Training for Women

PEERS is currently hosting a 5-Day Wellness Recovery Action Plan Facilitator Training for Women.

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Opportunities

Job opening announcement: PEERS seeks a new Senior Programs Manager! Click here to view opportunities page.


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7
Jun
2017

Interview with Chinese American Action Team Member Jean Lee

Yesterday, PEERS conducted an interview with Chinese American Action Team member Jean Lee about reducing mental health stigma for Asian Americans, the importance of flowers and pets for wellbeing, and, of course, her short stories!

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1
Jun
2017

Tobacco Freedom Commencement

Today marks the end of the first 6-week cycle of PEERS' Tobacco Freedom group!


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31
May
2017

Transition Age Youth WRAP Group

PEERS is now hosting a Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) group for Transition Age Youth (TAY).

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30
May
2017

Say Goodbye to Depression -- A Short Story by Jean Lee

Jean Lee, a member of PEERS' Chinese American Action Team, shares a short story about flowers and overcoming depression. Chinese language version available as well. 提供中文版本。

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25
May
2017

Mental Health Awareness Month - Practicing Self Compassion

In this entry of Stickler Against Stigma, PEERS Program Coordinator Lyndsey Ellis expresses the power of self compassion.

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25
May
2017

Kite Making Activity from Reflections & Expressions!

Reflections and Expressions participants made their own kites yesterday! Reflections and Expressions is PEERS' art therapy support group that meets on the last Wednesday of each month from 3:00 to 4:30 PM.

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24
May
2017

Fidget Spinners: Stress-Relief Solution or Cheap Gimmick?

What’s the verdict on the Spinners? Do they boost mental health? Or are they just another marketing ploy?