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.

This week’s sneak preview is a video from PEERS Programs Outreach Coordinator and Advanced Level WRAP® Facilitator Kozi ...
05/27/2020
WRAP® Sneak Preview - Triggers - I can't breathe! - PEERS Envisioning and Engaging in Recovery Services

This week’s sneak preview is a video from PEERS Programs Outreach Coordinator and Advanced Level WRAP® Facilitator Kozi Arrington.

PEERS is supporting you through your WRAP® journey with daily blog posts. On Wednesdays, we provide sneak previews of what you can expect when you join one of our ongoing WRAP® groups. This week’s sneak preview is a video from PEERS Programs Outreach Coordinator and Advanced Level WRAP® Facilit...

PEERS Perspectives: "Mental Health Awareness Month: Being Seen and Heard" by Joshua Walters...giving you a sneak peek of...
05/26/2020
Mental Health Awareness Month: Being Seen and Heard - PEERS Envisioning and Engaging in Recovery Services

PEERS Perspectives: "Mental Health Awareness Month: Being Seen and Heard" by Joshua Walters...giving you a sneak peek of some cool animations we've been working on.

#mentalhealthawarenessmonth

PEERS Perspectives is a blog series that offers thoughts and reflections from our staff and community members on mental health, current events, and the ways they affect our lives. Today’s post on the current state of our society brought on by COVID-19 crisis is written by Communications Coordina...

Today’s WRAP® affirmation on time was contributed by Joshua Walters, PEERS Communications Coordinator. Thank you, Joshua...
05/22/2020

Today’s WRAP® affirmation on time was contributed by Joshua Walters, PEERS Communications Coordinator.

Thank you, Joshua!

On Wednesdays, we provide sneak previews of what you can expect when you join one of our ongoing WRAP® groups.This week’...
05/20/2020
WRAP® Sneak Preview: TRUST - PEERS Envisioning and Engaging in Recovery Services

On Wednesdays, we provide sneak previews of what you can expect when you join one of our ongoing WRAP® groups.

This week’s sneak preview is about TRUST from PEERS Programs Outreach Coordinator and Advanced Level WRAP® Facilitator Kozi Arrington.

PEERS is supporting you through your WRAP® journey with daily blog posts. On Wednesdays, we provide sneak previews of what you can expect when you join one of our ongoing WRAP® groups. This week’s sneak preview is from Outreach Coordinator Kenneth Kozi Arrington What is Trust? Trust is an assur...

Join the #MentalHealth365 challenge for a chance to win a prize!
05/20/2020

Join the #MentalHealth365 challenge for a chance to win a prize!

Join the #MentalHealth365 challenge for a chance to win a prize!

For more info follow: @10by10Wellness on Facebook!

Virtual Event Picks for Mental Health Awareness Month and Beyond! By Leah Harris #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth https://pee...
05/19/2020
Virtual Event Picks for Mental Health Awareness Month and Beyond! - PEERS Envisioning and Engaging in Recovery Services

Virtual Event Picks for Mental Health Awareness Month and Beyond! By Leah Harris #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth

https://peersnet.org/2020/05/19/virtual-event-picks-for-mental-health-awareness-month-and-beyond/

By Leah Harris May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and this month we are highlighting just a few virtual events and conversations, both past and upcoming, led by and for people with lived experience and allies, that examine mental health awareness from a social justice and recovery-oriented perspe...

If you are looking for a virtual group...Enhance Your Social Connection with WRAP now Three TImes a week: Mon/Wed/Friday...
05/18/2020

If you are looking for a virtual group...Enhance Your Social Connection with WRAP now Three TImes a week: Mon/Wed/Friday!

Today’s WRAP® affirmation was contributed byK. Kozi Arrington, Programs Outreach Coordinator.Thanks Kozi!
05/15/2020

Today’s WRAP® affirmation was contributed by

K. Kozi Arrington, Programs Outreach Coordinator.

Thanks Kozi!

"PEERS Perspectives" is a blog series that offers thoughts and reflections from our staff and community members on menta...
05/14/2020
PEERS Perspectives: No Going Back to Normal - PEERS Envisioning and Engaging in Recovery Services

"PEERS Perspectives" is a blog series that offers thoughts and reflections from our staff and community members on mental health, current events, and the ways they affect our lives.

Today’s post on the COVID-19 crisis is written by Communications Coordinator Joshua Walters.

PEERS Perspectives is a blog series that offers thoughts and reflections from our staff and community members on mental health, current events, and the ways they affect our lives. Today’s post on the current state of our society brought on by COVID-19 crisis is written by Communications Coordinat...

Alameda County Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) wants to make sure your voice is heard! Provide recommendations on how ...
05/13/2020

Alameda County Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) wants to make sure your voice is heard! Provide recommendations on how to improve mental health services for you, your friends, or family members. The survey closes on May 30, 2020. Visit the website at https://acmhsa.org

Alameda County Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) wants to make sure your voice is heard! Provide recommendations on how to improve mental health services for you, your friends, or family members. The survey closes on May 30, 2020. Visit the website at https://acmhsa.org

People with “Lived Wisdom” Share Strategies for Navigating Panic, Worry, and Isolation
05/12/2020
People with “Lived Wisdom” Share Strategies for Navigating Panic, Worry, and Isolation - PEERS Envisioning and Engaging in Recovery Services

People with “Lived Wisdom” Share Strategies for Navigating Panic, Worry, and Isolation

By Leah Harris People with “Lived Wisdom” Share Strategies for Navigating Panic, Worry, and Isolation The coronavirus pandemic has left millions of people around the world feeling isolated, vulnerable, and afraid. But for many people who have lived experience with mental health and substance use...

At PEERS we have started a new video series called PEP Talks, inspirational 2min videos about coping skills during this ...
05/07/2020
PEP Talks: Peers Encouraging Peers - PEERS Envisioning and Engaging in Recovery Services

At PEERS we have started a new video series called PEP Talks, inspirational 2min videos about coping skills during this time. Here is one of our new videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jtd2... -

submit your own video here: https://peersnet.org/pep-talk/

PEP Talks (Peers Encouraging Peers) is a series of videos created in response to the challenging times we’re living through with COVID-19. We’re all facing new challenges, and each of us has our own way of responding. But no matter what wellness may look like for us these days, there’s one thi...

"The IPS (International Peer Support) framework challenges us to practice so many ways of being together, even in the fa...
05/06/2020
How the Wisdom of Intentional Peer Support Can Help Us Navigate COVID-19 - PEERS Envisioning and Engaging in Recovery Services

"The IPS (International Peer Support) framework challenges us to practice so many ways of being together, even in the face of physical distancing measures, that are truly transformative."

By Leah Harris Intentional Peer Support (IPS) is a relational approach developed in the 1990s by Shery Mead and other activists working for a paradigm shift in how we relate to one another, both within and beyond the mental health system. IPS differs from many other relational approaches in that it....

If your 16- 24, Online WRAP Group for TAY, are on Wednesdays. Please come and join us as we talk about Wellness Recovery...
05/05/2020

If your 16- 24, Online WRAP Group for TAY, are on Wednesdays. Please come and join us as we talk about Wellness Recovery Wellness Plans.

Alameda County Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) wants to make sure your voice is heard! Provide recommendations on how ...
04/29/2020

Alameda County Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) wants to make sure your voice is heard! Provide recommendations on how to improve mental health services for you, your friends, or family members. The survey closes on May 30, 2020. Visit the website at https://acmhsa.org

Today’s affirmation was contributed by Vilma Sakalauskaite, WRAP® Program Assistant.Thank you, Vilma!
04/24/2020

Today’s affirmation was contributed by Vilma Sakalauskaite, WRAP® Program Assistant.

Thank you, Vilma!

If you are a Voice Hearer or Special Message receiver who would like local support during the COVID-19 pandemic, please ...
04/23/2020
Five Ways You Can Support Voice-Hearers and Their Families During this Pandemic - PEERS Envisioning and Engaging in Recovery Services

If you are a Voice Hearer or Special Message receiver who would like local support during the COVID-19 pandemic, please consider joining PEERS' Special Messages group on Fridays from 12 - 1:30pm

To find out more, call Heather at 314-472-8418 or email [email protected].

By Leah Harris 1. Do not encourage voice-hearers to disregard their voices or to change their unusual beliefs. Traditional Western psychological approaches to working with voice-hearers have viewed voices, visions, or unusual beliefs or “delusions” purely as symptoms of mental illness, and teach...

04/22/2020
Kenneth Kozi Arrington- WRAP Video

PEERS is supporting you through your WRAP® journey with daily blog posts. On Wednesdays, we provide sneak previews of what you can expect when you join one of our ongoing WRAP® groups.

This week’s sneak preview is a video from PEERS Programs Outreach Coordinator and Advanced Level WRAP® Facilitator Kozi Arrington.

Kozi gives an example of what participants can expect when creating their own personalized Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP®).

For the ALWF Application

“You think your pain and your heartbreak is unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books t...
04/20/2020
WRAP® Wellness Tools: Some Food for Thought and Growing the Soul - PEERS Envisioning and Engaging in Recovery Services

“You think your pain and your heartbreak is unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, who had ever been alive.” – James Baldwin

For more WRAP® support, visit PEERS’ WRAP® Program webpage, download the WRAP® app, and find out more about WRAP® online. By Kiana Smith “You think your pain and your heartbreak is unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that ...

Today’s WRAP® affirmation on resilience was contributed by Portia Lee, PEERS Program Assistant.Thank you, Portia!
04/17/2020

Today’s WRAP® affirmation on resilience was contributed by Portia Lee, PEERS Program Assistant.

Thank you, Portia!

"Yes, my life did change at what I believed to be the worst possible time; however, I know wholeheartedly that I did not...
04/16/2020
WRAP® Sneak Preview: An Armor Made Out of Love - PEERS Envisioning and Engaging in Recovery Services

"Yes, my life did change at what I believed to be the worst possible time; however, I know wholeheartedly that I did not face this change alone."

Read Kiki's story of WRAP® and recovery in today's Sneak Preview post.

PEERS is supporting you through your WRAP® journey with daily blog posts. On Wednesdays, we provide sneak previews of what you can expect when you join one of our ongoing WRAP® groups. By Kiana Smith A belief I used to have about myself was that my life was in order and that I had everything  …

Do you live in Alameda County and need a little extra support these days? PEERS is here for you with wellness check-in c...
04/15/2020

Do you live in Alameda County and need a little extra support these days? PEERS is here for you with wellness check-in calls.

To find out more, check out our flyer below. Hope to talk to you soon!

PEERS quiere apoyarlos en su camino con WRAP® proveyendo publicaciones de blog diarias en los días y semanas que vienen....
04/15/2020
WRAP® en Español: Algo Inesperado - PEERS Envisioning and Engaging in Recovery Services

PEERS quiere apoyarlos en su camino con WRAP® proveyendo publicaciones de blog diarias en los días y semanas que vienen. Tendremos publicaciones especialmente en español los martes y jueves.

El siguiente blog está escrito por Kimberly, Coordinadora II de Programas en PEERS.

PEERS quiere apoyarlos en su camino con WRAP® proveyendo publicaciones de blog diarias en los días y semanas que vienen. Tendremos publicaciones especialmente en español los martes y jueves. Para aún más apoyo visitenos en nuestra página PEERS, baje el WRAP® app, y descubra más sobre WRAP® ...

"PEERS Perspectives" is a blog series that offers thoughts and reflections from our staff and community members on menta...
04/14/2020
PEERS Perspectives: The End of the World? - PEERS Envisioning and Engaging in Recovery Services

"PEERS Perspectives" is a blog series that offers thoughts and reflections from our staff and community members on mental health, current events, and the ways they affect our lives.

Today’s post on the COVID-19 crisis is written by Communications Coordinator Joshua Walters.

PEERS Perspectives is a blog series that offers thoughts and reflections from our staff and community members on mental health, current events, and the ways they affect our lives. Today’s post on the COVID-19 crisis is written by Communications Coordinator Joshua Walters. I know what you’re thin...

"It is important in this day and age for me to try to maintain a healthy frame of mind. My mental health is something th...
04/14/2020
WRAP® Wellness Tools: When I Opened My Eyes - PEERS Envisioning and Engaging in Recovery Services

"It is important in this day and age for me to try to maintain a healthy frame of mind. My mental health is something that, like a garden, needs tending to. It needs to be cultivated and nourished and weeded. "

For more WRAP® support, visit PEERS’ WRAP® Program webpage, download the WRAP® app, and find out more about WRAP® online. By Kozi Arrington This new climate of change has caused me to be more aware of my surroundings. I opened my eyes and I looked around. I intentionally looked at things I sel...

Next Thursday, April 23rd, PEERS is hosting a virtual WRAP Orientation, "Put Some Spring in Your Step" where we will add...
04/13/2020

Next Thursday, April 23rd, PEERS is hosting a virtual WRAP Orientation, "Put Some Spring in Your Step" where we will address all your spring cleaning desires...

To Register Contact Kiki 314 472 8789 or email [email protected]

Today’s WRAP® affirmation was contributed by Kiana “Kiki” Smith, PEERS’ WRAP Program Assistant.We hope you have a wonder...
04/10/2020
WRAP® Affirmation for the Weekend - PEERS Envisioning and Engaging in Recovery Services

Today’s WRAP® affirmation was contributed by Kiana “Kiki” Smith, PEERS’ WRAP Program Assistant.

We hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Today’s affirmation was contributed by Kiana “Kiki” Smith, PEERS’ WRAP Program Assistant. Kiki shares that this affirmation is important to her because her mother gave it to her on a placard as a gift to hang in her room. Thank you for sharing it with us, Kiki!

PEERS quiere apoyarlos en su camino con WRAP® proveyendo publicaciones de blog diarias en los días y semanas que vienen....
04/10/2020
WRAP® en Español: Un dia a la vez - PEERS Envisioning and Engaging in Recovery Services

PEERS quiere apoyarlos en su camino con WRAP® proveyendo publicaciones de blog diarias en los días y semanas que vienen. Tendremos publicaciones especialmente en español los martes y jueves.

El siguiente blog está escrito por Kimberly, Coordinadora II de Programas en PEERS.

PEERS quiere apoyarlos en su camino con WRAP® proveyendo publicaciones de blog diarias en los días y semanas que vienen. Tendremos publicaciones especialmente en español los martes y jueves. Para aún más apoyo visitenos en nuestra página PEERS, baje el WRAP® app, y descubra más sobre WRAP® ...

PEERS is supporting you through your WRAP® journey with daily blog posts. On Wednesdays, we provide sneak previews of wh...
04/08/2020
WRAP® Sneak Preview: Human Connection - PEERS Envisioning and Engaging in Recovery Services

PEERS is supporting you through your WRAP® journey with daily blog posts. On Wednesdays, we provide sneak previews of what you can expect when you join one of our ongoing WRAP® groups.

Today's post talks about how WRAP® creates opportunities for human connection.

PEERS is supporting you through your WRAP® journey with daily blog posts. On Wednesdays, we provide sneak previews of what you can expect when you join one of our ongoing WRAP® groups. For even more support, visit PEERS’ WRAP® Program webpage, download the WRAP® app, and find out more about WR...

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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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