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Remembering Jay Mahler

  • May 28, 2021

PEERS commemorates the life and work of a pioneer in the Bay Area mental health and peer community By PEERS Staff... 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

TAY at the POCC 50 Year History TAY Event

  • October 26, 2017
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Yesterday, PEERS’ Transition Age Youth (TAY) program participated in the POCC 50 Year History Project’s TAY History meeting. This meeting focused... 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

PEERS @ the POCC Picnic

  • August 28, 2017
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Last Friday, PEERS joined in at the POCC picnic in San Leandro. With music, good food, and beautiful weather — an... Continue Reading

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

  • July 27, 2017

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

Two PEERS Staff Members Win Awards at POCC Annual Conference

  • June 30, 2017

Yesterday at the POCC’s 6th Annual Awards and Conference Program at the Oakland Hilton, two PEERS staff members won awards. Program... Continue Reading

Interview with Consumer Movement Organizer Jay Mahler

  • May 23, 2017

PEERS’ BestNow! Intern Steve Hayes recently interviewed Consumer Movement organizer Jay Mahler about his life, activism, and the history of the... Continue Reading

A Proposed Marriage Between Faith & Mental Wellbeing

  • January 12, 2017

On Saturday, January 7th, two PEERS Program Coordinators, Lyndsey Ellis and Kozi Arrington, attended the Mental Health-Friendly Communities congregational orientation at... Continue Reading


  • July 16, 2016

For the last five years, the Pool of Consumer Champions hosts their annual conference.  Every year PEERS closes their office to... Continue Reading