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The History of the Peer Support Movement

  • July 23, 2021
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An explanation of what it means to be a peer from a PEERS coordinator By Heather Riemer What is a peer... Continue Reading

A PEERS Journey: PEERS and the History of the Mental Health Consumer Movement

  • December 5, 2017
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Since 2016, the Pool of Consumer Champions (POCC) has been spearheading a project to review, curate, and present materials relating to... Continue Reading

Jay Mahler at LEVS

  • September 6, 2017
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At today’s Lift Every Voice and Speak meeting, mental health consumer movement organizer Jay Mahler spoke about an upcoming collaboration between... Continue Reading

POCC “50-Year History of the Mental Health Consumer Movement” Event

  • July 27, 2017
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Today PEERS’ Associate Director Lynn Rivas spoke at the POCC “50-Year History of the Mental Health Consumer Movement” event in Oakland. Attendees... Continue Reading

PEERS Honors Black History Month!

  • February 28, 2017
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PEERSTV presents: a celebration of Black History Month!   Continue Reading

PEERS Celebrates the Role of Mental Health in Black History

  • February 27, 2017
  •  •  2 mins read  • 

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