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  • April 15, 2021
  • kmarquezcortes

Written By Vilma Salauskaite I haven’t heard much of that term “equity” being used lately. Here’s a little something I found on... Continue Reading

A Little About: Kozi

  • April 13, 2021
  • kmarquezcortes

Written By Kenneth Kozi Arrington I am a mild mannered yet outgoing Educator, Advocate, Activist and PeerSpecialist from San Francisco. For... Continue Reading

A Place to Come and Discover: the Special Messages group.

  • April 7, 2021
  • kmarquezcortes

written by Heather Riemer I have had strange and unusual experiences for a long time and I have a little bit... Continue Reading

Oakland’s MACRO Program Pilots Non-Police Mental Health Crisis Response

  • April 5, 2021
  • kmarquezcortes

Written By Leah Harris On March 23, Oakland moved closer towards implementing a pilot program for mental health crisis response that... Continue Reading


  • April 2, 2021
  • kmarquezcortes

written by Kenneth Kozi Arrington I am. You are. We are all extraordinary. Yes, we are. There is nothing common, regular,... Continue Reading

Why consumer-run agencies play an important part in the behavioral healthcare system?

  • March 31, 2021
  • kmarquezcortes

written by ACNMHC-BestNow!’s Peer Support Specialist student and PEERS Intern Anna Lubarov, PSS, ITE Consumer-run agencies play a very important role... Continue Reading

The Power of Thought & Language

  • March 26, 2021
  • kmarquezcortes

By Kenneth Kozi Arrington I am sharing with you an experience I had recently.  This story is about what happened when... Continue Reading

Women’s History Month: Five Women Changemakers in Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

  • March 24, 2021

Written By Leah Harris In honor of Women’s History Month in March, we highlight five innovative women advocating powerfully in mental... Continue Reading

Statement of Solidarity with the Asian Community

  • March 17, 2021

For over a year, Americans have been coping with a health emergency of unprecedented impact. This upheaval has added to the... Continue Reading

Affirmation for the Weekend: Be Grateful

  • January 7, 2021
  • opspeers

This Week’s Affirmation was contributed by PEERS Outreach Coordinator, Kozi Arrington. Thanks Kozi! Continue Reading