Head next door to the Paramount Theatre in Downtown Oakland and visit PEERS' "See Me, Not My Diagnosis" mask display. While participating in a mask workshop created by activist and artist Adella, mental health consumers created the pieces. They express their bouts with stigma and perseverance through self-love. "Mental Health and Wellness Radio" host Jenee Darden explains the purpose of the exhibit and introduces the artists' inspirational stories.
"Mental Health and Wellness Radio" visits a conference on Asian Americans, spirituality and mental health. In part one of our coverage, host Jenee Darden learns about the martial art Qigong and how it can be used as a wellness tool for such diagnosis as depression and anxiety. She interviews Dr. Randy Sugawara of Qi Recovery. Dr. Sugawara is a psychologist and martial arts instructor.
On behalf of our staff and Board of Directors, I am delighted to celebrate PEERS' 10 years of community service, empowering individuals and advocating for a mental health system that focuses on wellness and recovery led by consumers.
The PEERS Podcast is in Orlando, Florida for the Alternatives Conference. Host Jenee Darden drops by the “Restoring the Spirit” workshop about spirituality as a mental-health wellness tool. Can Truong, director of the National Asian American Pacific Islanders Empowerment Network, explains how his spirituality brought him through recovery.
Representatives from two organizations that serve Asian Americans with mental health needs are interviewed about what they do and the difference that their work makes in people's lives. Host Shannon Eliot interviews David Young of Community Health for Asian Americans and Jonathan Griggs of the National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association.
Shery Mead, a sought after international speaker and the author of three books, is an expert trainer who focuses on trauma-informed peer support, warmline skills, peer-run crisis alternatives, co-supervision, and facilitation.
While hosting a trauma-informed peer support workshop in Oakland in April 2011, Shery tells her story and why she is passionate about her work.