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23
Mar
2017

Lava Lamp Extravaganza from Reflections and Expressions

Ever wondered how lava lamps are made? Reflections and Expressions participants made their own lamps 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.


Video
21
Mar
2017

Kozi's Korner: I Sing For Wellness

Do Re Mi! This month in Kozi's Korner, Kozi discusses singing as a method for gaining and sustaining emotional wellness.


Article
14
Mar
2017

“Food & Mood” - A Salute to Wellness & National Nutrition Month

In the newest Stickler Against Stigma entry, Lyndsey Ellis talks about the importance of mindful nutrition in combating self stigma.


Article
13
Mar
2017

Feeling Groggy from Daylight Saving? 5 Mental Health Strategies for Surviving the Time Change

Feeling groggy from last weekend’s shift to Daylight Savings Time? You’re not alone. Recent studies indicate that the fall and spring time changes are associated with a profusion of wellness and mental health concerns.


Article
9
Mar
2017

Announcement: Tobacco Freedom - A New Support Group at PEERS

Are you tired of smoking? Do you want to learn about healthy living? Starting Thursday, April 6th, PEERS will be hosting a new Tobacco Freedom support group!

Article
7
Mar
2017

5-Day WRAP Facilitator Training!

This week, PEERS is hosting a five-day intensive Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) facilitator training. Click here for photos!


Article
6
Mar
2017

Help Me Please

Jean Lee, a member of PEERS' Chinese American Action Team, shares a short story about mental health and caring for family. Chinese language version available as well. 提供中文版本。


Article
3
Mar
2017

Kozi's Korner: Stamp Out Stigma

"But just what exactly is stigma?" The latest edition of Kozi's Korner discusses possible answers to exactly this question!


Article
1
Mar
2017

PEERS Tobacco Harm Reduction Presentations

DID YOU KNOW? People with mental health experiences as twice as likely to smoke as the general population.

Video
28
Feb
2017

PEERS Honors Black History Month!

PEERSTV presents: a celebration of Black History Month!


Article
27
Feb
2017

PEERS Celebrates the Role of Mental Health in Black History

February is Black History Month and a time for honoring individuals who are descendants of the African diaspora.


Article
22
Feb
2017

Handprints from the Heart!

Handprintz

Recently, LEVS created handprint art as part of their public speaking activities. Click here to see more images!


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Opportunities

Job opening announcement: PEERS seeks a new Reception Area Program Assistant! Click here to view opportunities page.


Article
14
Feb
2017

Vilma's Valentine: 5 Easy Ways to Practice Self-Love

Self Love

In anticipation of Valentine’s Day, PEERS Program Assistant Vilma Sakalauskaite recently gave a presentation on self-love. Here are five easy strategies from PEERS staff for cultivating self-love and wellbeing.


Article
14
Feb
2017

Water and Blood

Water Blood

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


Article
9
Feb
2017

Kozi's Korner: Baking Is a Wellness Tool That Works For Me!

Sweet potato pie

In the latest entry of "Kozi's Korner," Program Outreach Coordinator Kenneth Kozi Arrington shares his thoughts on baking and well-being.


Article
7
Feb
2017

8 Reads by Black Women that Broaden the Discussion about Mental Health

Woman Reading

In honor of Black History Month, "Stickler Against Stigma" columnist Lyndsey Ellis shares her picks for empowering books about mental health experiences by African American women.


Article
2
Feb
2017

The Women's March: Perspectives and Experiences

Women's March Oakland

Last month, Oakland erupted with one of the largest public protests in recent memory. Tens of thousands took to the streets in solidarity with women’s rights and equality. Three PEERS staff members participated in the Women’s March.


Video
30
Jan
2017

Promo Video for East Bay Gives 2017

East Bay Gives Logo

What is the formula for wellness? Check out PEERS' new promo video for the East Bay Gives 2017 online event.


Article
27
Jan
2017

‘Collateral Beauty’: Humanizing Grief & Recovery

Like Will Smith and his son, from the movie, I ain't talking about the rich ones.

In the latest entry of Stickler Against Stigma, Lyndsey Ellis reviews the movie "Collateral Beauty" through the lens of recovery.


Article
19
Jan
2017

A Dog Named Utah

Puppy

Jean Lee, a member of PEERS' Chinese American Action Team, shares a short story about how pets can help with wellness. Chinese language version available as well. 提供中文版本。


Article
17
Jan
2017

Kozi’s Korner: "The Key" Wellness Tool

Key Picture

In his new blog series, Kozi's Korner, Programs Outreach Coordinator Kozi Arrington shares his thoughts about wellness and maintaining mental health.


Article
12
Jan
2017

A Proposed Marriage Between Faith & Mental Wellbeing

Wedding rings

Does faith promote mental wellness? For the South Bay Community Church and other mental health-friendly congregations, the answer is yes.


Video
5
Jan
2017

5 Ways You Can Expand Effective Dialogue on Mental Health

When it comes to mental health awareness, there’s ways you can become involved in the movement.


Article
3
Jan
2017

Well-Being Bibelots

Many of us at PEERS keep personal objects nearby that instill a sense of positivity and wellness in our day-to-day lives.