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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.


Article
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.


Article
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?


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23
May
2017

Interview with Consumer Movement Organizer Jay Mahler

PEERS' BestNow! Intern recently interviewed Consumer Movement organizer Jay Mahler about his life, activism, and the history of the movement. Check out this amazing interview!


Article
23
May
2017

PEERS @ 10x10 We Move for Health Event

Last Friday, PEERS participated in Alameda County's 10x10 We Move for Health wellness event. Click here for photos!


Article
17
May
2017

Study: Dogs Reduce Stress for Kids

Researchers have originated a simple solution for helping kids cope with stress: get a dog!


Article
15
May
2017

It’s Mental Health Awareness Month! Why Not Start a Wellness Habit?

May is Mental Health Awareness Month – a time for increased civic engagement and advocacy for those with mental health experiences. Yet, Mental Health Awareness Month also offers the opportunity for personal reflection and modification.


Article
12
May
2017

Tobacco Presentation @ East Bay Recovery Project

Today, PEERS gave a Tobacco Harm Reduction presentation at the East Bay Community Recovery Project in Oakland.


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11
May
2017

What's Your Story? Latino/a/x Action Team Meeting May 3rd, 2017

PEERS' Latino/a/x Action Team met last week to work on story telling skills, develop materials for an anti-stigma curriculum, and plan for the upcoming 10x10 We Move for Health Event on May 19th.


Article
8
May
2017

PEERS Appoints Vanetta Johnson as New Executive Director

Peers Envisioning and Engaging in Recovery Services is excited to announce that Vanetta Johnson has been selected as the new Executive Director.


Article
4
May
2017

Latino/a/x Action Team Meeting on May 3rd

On Wednesday May 3rd, PEERS' Latino/a/x Action Team met to develop and refine outreach efforts, share stories of recovery, and plan for the upcoming 10x10 We Move for Health event on May 19th.


Article
2
May
2017

PEERS @ The New Parkway Theater: Karma Cinema Partner for May 2017!

PEERS is the New Parkway Theater's Karma Cinema partner for May. This means that 20% of Wednesday ticket sales are donated to help fund PEERS support groups and activities.


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1
May
2017

Mental Health Awareness Month: Take the Pledge to #EndTheStigma

As part of our awareness raising campaign this month, PEERS is promoting the Everyone Counts Campaign’s “Personal Pledge” to end the stigma surrounding mental health experiences.


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27
Apr
2017

Electric Shock -- A Mental Health Short Story

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


Article
24
Apr
2017

Got Allergies? Hay Fever and Mental Health

Did you know: Seasonal allergies are linked with variety of mental health outcomes. Learn about ways to stifle your sneezes here!


Article
20
Apr
2017

Tobacco Freedom -- Week 2 Update!

Our new Tobacco Freedom support group is in its second week! Click to see pictures of this new and essential service.


Video
18
Apr
2017

East Bay Gives on May 4th -- Donate to Special Messages!

On May 4th, 2017 PEERS will be participating in an online fundraiser called EAST BAY GIVES. Please consider supporting our Special Messages program!


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14
Apr
2017

What Does Support Do for You? -- New Parkway Theater Promo

PEERS is the New Parkway Theater's Karma Cinema Partner for May. This means that 20% of Wednesday ticket sales are donated to PEERS for the entire month. Look for this video before each movie screening in May!


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7
Apr
2017

Latino/a/x Action Team Meeting

This week, PEERS' Latino/a/x American Action Team met to discuss community engagement, decide on a new logo, and create an arts activity for the upcoming Alameda County 10x10 Wellness Campaign event in May!


Article
5
Apr
2017

Women’s History Month – A Testament to Unity & Wellness

In this entry of Stickler Against Stigma, PEERS Program Coordinator Lyndsey Ellis investigates the intersection between wellness and female gender roles.


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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.


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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.


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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!