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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?

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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!


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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!

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17
May
2017

Study: Dogs Reduce Stress for Kids

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

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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.

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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.


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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.


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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.

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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。