PEERS PEERS is a mental health consumer-run organization that specializes in mental health and wellness training, programs and services, and media projects.

Our Mission PEERS is a diverse community of people with mental health experiences. Our mission is to promote innovative peer-based wellness strategies. We create culturally-rich, community-based mental health programs that honor diverse experiences to eliminate stigma and discrimination. Our Vision We envision a world where people can freely choose among many mental health options that address the needs of the whole person. We see a future where people with mental health experiences are valued for their essential contributions to society.

Next week, we are wrapping up Black History Month at the 81st Ave Oakland Public Library. The event is Feb. 27th from 1:...
02/20/2020

Next week, we are wrapping up Black History Month at the 81st Ave Oakland Public Library. The event is Feb. 27th from 1:30-3:30pm. Bring a friend!

If you are concerned about your child’s mental health, you’re not alone.
02/19/2020
Anxiety is different for kids

If you are concerned about your child’s mental health, you’re not alone.

Here's what parents should watch for, and how to help

While the latest U.S. suicide data are deeply troubling, there is a possibility for hope in the recognition that new app...
02/18/2020
Rising U.S. Suicide Rates Prompt Calls for New Approaches to Suicide Prevention - PEERS Envisioning and Engaging in Recovery Services

While the latest U.S. suicide data are deeply troubling, there is a possibility for hope in the recognition that new approaches are needed, including an increased interest in centering lived experience perspectives.

By Leah Harris Rising U.S. Suicide Rates Prompt Calls for New Approaches to Suicide Prevention  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just released its most recent report on mortality in America, which found that there were 48,344 suicide deaths in the US in 2018, an increase from 1...

As we consider the legacy of Black history this month, this book offers an important opportunity to reflect on how histo...
02/11/2020
Book Calls for Unapologetically Cultivating Black Mental Health - PEERS Envisioning and Engaging in Recovery Services

As we consider the legacy of Black history this month, this book offers an important opportunity to reflect on how historical and current stressors can have a cumulative effect on mental health and well-being

By Leah Harris Forthcoming Book Calls for Unapologetically Cultivating Black Mental Health  February is Black History Month, and Dr. Rheeda Walker, psychologist and author of The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health: Navigate an Unequal System, Learn Tools for Emotional Wellness, and Get the ...

Our TAY Orientation with the POCC went off without a hitch. Painting supplies and juice were served up to the sizable cr...
02/05/2020
Paint and SIP with POCC - PEERS Envisioning and Engaging in Recovery Services

Our TAY Orientation with the POCC went off without a hitch. Painting supplies and juice were served up to the sizable crowd at Youth Uprising in Oakland. New youth members joined the POCC, received shirts and joined the movement for self-advocacy in Alameda County!

Our TAY Orientation with the POCC went off without a hitch. Painting supplies and juice were served up to the sizable crowd at Youth Uprising in Oakland. New youth members joined the POCC, received shirts and joined the movement for self-advocacy in Alameda County!

It's Black History Month! Keeping up with the tradition Alameda County always has plenty of events celebrating in Februa...
02/03/2020

It's Black History Month! Keeping up with the tradition Alameda County always has plenty of events celebrating in February...including this one on Valentines Day.

Our next WRAP Orientation will focus on self-compassion and self-care. Show yourself a little love and join us on Februa...
01/31/2020

Our next WRAP Orientation will focus on self-compassion and self-care.

Show yourself a little love and join us on February 13!

Remembering Kobe Bryant...
01/28/2020
Remembering Kobe Bryant - PEERS Envisioning and Engaging in Recovery Services

Remembering Kobe Bryant...

In his final NBA game against the Utah Jazz, Kobe Bryant went out with a 60-point streak for the win, ending his 20-year career as one of the greatest players in the history of the sport. On Sunday the 41-year-old multi-ring-bearing NBA Champion, two years into his retirement was in a helicopter cra...

Come join our TAY Program and POCC TAY, for Paint and Sip on Feb. 4th. A night of creative expression where you can let ...
01/23/2020

Come join our TAY Program and POCC TAY, for Paint and Sip on Feb. 4th. A night of creative expression where you can let your inner artist shine.

We are hiring at PEERS! New Job Opening: Bookkeeper
01/22/2020
New Job Opening: Bookkeeper - PEERS Envisioning and Engaging in Recovery Services

We are hiring at PEERS! New Job Opening: Bookkeeper

TITLE: Accounting and Payroll Specialist  REPORTS TO: Finance Director PEERS, a non profit organization, is a diverse community of people with mental health experiences.  Our mission is to promote innovative peer-based wellness strategies. We create culturally-rich, community-based mental health p...

The Warm Line is an important prevention resource, meant to be used before an individual reaches the crisis point.
01/21/2020
The Bay Area Warmline goes Statewide - PEERS Envisioning and Engaging in Recovery Services

The Warm Line is an important prevention resource, meant to be used before an individual reaches the crisis point.

The Bay Area Warmline goes StatewideBy Leah Harris In a massive victory for peer-run services and crisis prevention, California Governor Gavin Newsom allocated $10.8 million for three years for the existing San Francisco-based Peer-Run Warm Line to expand beyond Northern California to cover the who...

With a new decade beginning, we may feel a lot of extra pressure to shed a challenging habit or become a “new and improv...
01/14/2020
Let Recovery Values Inspire You to Make Positive Changes in 2020 and Beyond - PEERS Envisioning and Engaging in Recovery Services

With a new decade beginning, we may feel a lot of extra pressure to shed a challenging habit or become a “new and improved” version of ourselves.

By Leah Harris Let Recovery Values Inspire You to Make Positive Changes in 2020 and Beyond With a new decade beginning, we may feel a lot of extra pressure to shed a challenging habit or become a “new and improved” version of ourselves. But the research shows that most people really struggle to ...

PEERS will be hosting a One Day WRAP training: Thursday, Jan. 23rd. Come on by!
01/13/2020

PEERS will be hosting a One Day WRAP training: Thursday, Jan. 23rd. Come on by!

Many people have New Year’s Resolutions for 2020. Here are some of our intentions for the next year, from the staff at P...
01/09/2020
2020 Vision: A list of New Years Intentions - PEERS Envisioning and Engaging in Recovery Services

Many people have New Year’s Resolutions for 2020. Here are some of our intentions for the next year, from the staff at PEERS.

Many people have New Year’s Resolutions for 2020. Here are some of our intentions for the next year, from the staff at PEERS. SCAN MORE – PRINT LESS-Kozi My goal for 2020 is more self-love… I will be the one who makes mehappy. Self-love means putting myself first and being aware of what Ineed ...

Two weeks ago, members of our TAY hosted a Kwanza celebration over the holiday break. Food, festivities and a cultural p...
01/08/2020

Two weeks ago, members of our TAY hosted a Kwanza celebration over the holiday break. Food, festivities and a cultural presentation were included in the celebration.

PEERS is back from our Holiday Break. Tomorrow will be our first program of the new year with our weekly WRAP Group, as ...
01/02/2020
Calendar - PEERS Mental Health and Recovery: Oakland, California

PEERS is back from our Holiday Break. Tomorrow will be our first program of the new year with our weekly WRAP Group, as always: Friday at 1:30 at the office...

https://peersnet.org/calendar/

The PEERS events calendar keeps the public informed about our many programs, activities, trainings, and events. PEERS confronts mental health stigma by delivering support groups, workshops, and community outreach. We are the premier peer-led mental health alternative for Alameda County residents.

Last Friday was the Annual POCC Holiday and Cultural Celebration. A good time was had by all!
12/26/2019

Last Friday was the Annual POCC Holiday and Cultural Celebration. A good time was had by all!

Happy holidays! The PEERS office will be closed for a winter break starting at 5pm on Friday, December 20, 2019, and reo...
12/20/2019

Happy holidays! The PEERS office will be closed for a winter break starting at 5pm on Friday, December 20, 2019, and reopening at 8:30am on Thursday, January 2, 2020.

We look forward to seeing you in the New Year!

College can be an intense and destabilizing environment for many young people...
12/17/2019
Destigmatizing Mental Health on Campus - PEERS Envisioning and Engaging in Recovery Services

College can be an intense and destabilizing environment for many young people...

By Leah Harris Destigmatizing Mental Health on Campus: The Stanford Settlement and the Urgent Need for Change College can be an intense and destabilizing environment for many young people. Often, they are living far away from their families and extended support systems for the first time. Without ad...

It's that time of year again...The POCC Holiday and Cultural Celebration is this Friday. Don't miss the raffle!
12/16/2019

It's that time of year again...The POCC Holiday and Cultural Celebration is this Friday. Don't miss the raffle!

12/12/2019

"Don't let the holidays become something you dread. Instead, take steps to prevent the stress and depression that can descend during the holidays. Learn to recognize your holiday triggers, so you can combat them before they lead to a meltdown."

"Some experts say as many as 40 percent of calls to police concern a mental-health emergency."
12/11/2019
When Mental Illness Becomes a Jail Sentence

"Some experts say as many as 40 percent of calls to police concern a mental-health emergency."

Arrestees who are mentally incompetent to stand trial are supposed to be sent for treatment. But thousands are being warehoused in jails for months without a conviction.

If you’re LGBTQ+, family rejection can literally mean the difference between life and death.
12/10/2019
Queering the Holidays: Strategies to Cope When Your Family Doesn’t Accept You - PEERS Envisioning and Engaging in Recovery Services

If you’re LGBTQ+, family rejection can literally mean the difference between life and death.

By Leah Harris Queering the Holidays: Strategies to Cope When Your Family Doesn’t Accept You If you’re LGBTQ+, family rejection can literally mean the difference between life and death. According to the Family Acceptance Project, “LGB youth who come from highly rejecting families are 8.4 times...

Weather you participated in the mayhem of Cyber Monday or you just need a quick gift shipped to you overnight, PEERS has...
12/06/2019
Support Peers Envisioning and Engaging in Recovery Services (PEERS) by shopping at AmazonSmile.

Weather you participated in the mayhem of Cyber Monday or you just need a quick gift shipped to you overnight, PEERS has a way for you to give to us via your purchase through Amazon. Just click the link below when you shop, and PEERS will receive a donation at no cost to the shopper.

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When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate to Peers Envisioning and Engaging in Recovery Services (PEERS). Support us every time you shop.

The holidays are a great time to be with family, but they also remind us of those who are no longer with us.
12/05/2019
First Thanksgiving without Mom - PEERS Envisioning and Engaging in Recovery Services

The holidays are a great time to be with family, but they also remind us of those who are no longer with us.

The holidays are a great time to be with family, but they also remind us of those who are no longer with us. First Thanksgiving without Mom Joshua Walters I called up my first love We usually reach out once a year For a traditional birthday call This year she had lost her mom I …

Thanksgiving may make you feel like a Turducken (Chicken inside a Duck, inside a Turkey), but to spite the mixed emotion...
11/28/2019

Thanksgiving may make you feel like a Turducken (Chicken inside a Duck, inside a Turkey), but to spite the mixed emotional mayhem the holidays can provide it's still a good excuse to loosen the belt and eat to your heart's content. Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at PEERS.

According to the The New York Times dieting can be harmful to your mental health. This opinion piece is in praise of "in...
11/27/2019
Opinion | Go Ahead. Eat Your Holiday Feelings.

According to the The New York Times dieting can be harmful to your mental health. This opinion piece is in praise of "intuitive eating"...

Emotional eating is part of being human.

11/26/2019

This time of year we focus (and indulge) on some of our favorite foods. What are some of your most celebrated holiday dishes?

In October our own Ashlee Jemmott got to hang out with Delores Huerta at the Alliance for Girls Conference.
11/20/2019

In October our own Ashlee Jemmott got to hang out with Delores Huerta at the Alliance for Girls Conference.

Last month our own Dee Dee Blackman attended Mental Health 101 Clergy along with featured Supervisor Keith Carson.
11/19/2019

Last month our own Dee Dee Blackman attended Mental Health 101 Clergy along with featured Supervisor Keith Carson.

How does temperature affect mental health?
11/14/2019
How does temperature affect mental health?

How does temperature affect mental health?

A new study finds that increases in temperature negatively affect mental health outcomes. The authors conclude that this is due to sleep disturbance.

Our new Interfaith & Spirituality Healings Arts Coordinator, Dee Dee Blackman, has been bridging the gap between faith b...
11/13/2019

Our new Interfaith & Spirituality Healings Arts Coordinator, Dee Dee Blackman, has been bridging the gap between faith based communities and mental health. Great to have her aboard!

Fans of the remix of 1990s Queer Eye know Karamo Brown for the loving, no-nonsense life coaching he provides to guests a...
11/12/2019
Queer Eye Co-host Karamo Brown Tackles Mental Health Stigma in Black and LGBTQI+ Communities - PEERS Envisioning and Engaging in Recovery Services

Fans of the remix of 1990s Queer Eye know Karamo Brown for the loving, no-nonsense life coaching he provides to guests about self-care and relationships. But recently, Brown has publicly come out with his own lived experience of recovery...

Queer Eye Co-host Karamo Brown Tackles Mental Health Stigma in Black and LGBTQI+ Communities Fans of the remix of 1990s Queer Eye know Karamo Brown for the loving, no-nonsense life coaching he provides to guests about self-care and relationships. But recently, Brown has publicly come out with his ow...

Last Saturday PEERS was out in full force at Dia de los Muertos, at Fruitvale Plaza. We celebrated the annual tradition ...
11/06/2019

Last Saturday PEERS was out in full force at Dia de los Muertos, at Fruitvale Plaza. We celebrated the annual tradition in honor of our ancestors and those who have past.

Could Your Gut Influence Fear Responses in PTSD? New Study Suggests the ‘Gut-Brain Axis’ May Provide Clues for Trauma Re...
11/05/2019
‘Gut-Brain Axis’ May Provide Clues for Trauma Recovery - PEERS Envisioning and Engaging in Recovery Services

Could Your Gut Influence Fear Responses in PTSD? New Study Suggests the ‘Gut-Brain Axis’ May Provide Clues for Trauma Recovery.

By Leah Harris Could Your Gut Influence Fear Responses in PTSD? New Study Suggests the ‘Gut-Brain Axis’ May Provide Clues for Trauma Recovery For many years, mental disorders were simplistically understood as imbalances or deficits in the neurotransmitters in the brain. Recent research has debun...

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PEERS confronts mental health stigma by delivering support groups, workshops, and community outreach.

We are the premier peer-led mental health alternative for Alameda County residents.

Our Mission:

PEERS is a diverse community of people with mental health experiences. Our mission is to promote innovative peer-based wellness strategies. We create culturally-rich, community-based mental health programs that honor diverse experiences to eliminate stigma and discrimination.

Our Vision: We envision a world where people can freely choose among many mental health options that address the needs of the whole person. We see a future where people with mental health experiences are valued for their essential contributions to society.

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