PEERS collaborates with Exploratorium on new exhibit about mental illness, normality
"The Changing Face of What Is Normal" debuted at the San Francisco museum in April.
Shine receives Honorable Mention from SAMHSA’s Voice Awards
The PEERS-produced documentary focuses on TAY living in urban environment who have recovered from mental health challenges born from trauma.
PEERS hosts 450 for second international WRAP Around the World Conference
Held over the course of three days, the conference featured more than 70 workshops and keynote addresses by industry leaders on what the future of the mental health field holds.
Chad Saunders appointed Interim Board President
PEERS mourns the loss of its previous Board President Luther Jessie.
John George Peer Mentor Program sees 68 percent decrease in patient re-hospitalization
The program pairs those who are currently in the hospital with former patients who are thriving in order to give hope and guidance.
Native American tribal communities provide hope for overcoming historical trauma
The key is to restoring those cultural traditions that were suppressed or seized, according to one expert.
Hall: Changing relationship with feelings key to personal recovery, social change
Mental health advocate and schizophrenia survivor Will Hall freely admits that he still has suicidal feelings. But instead of carrying shame, he is grateful.
Wellness Around the Globe
Six individuals from four continents share how one particular tool for mental health has impacted them.
Tongan American aims to eliminate stereotypes, promote wellness within Pacific Islander Community
Loa Niumeitolu uses her personal and cultural experiences to work towards ending stigma within an invisible and stereotyped population.
UK medic gets taste of American response
Two paramedics engage in an intercultural exchange of occupations. And they document all of it.
An Insider’s View into the Market Street Prototyping Festival
I ghostwrite a post for the Exploratorium's Studio for Public Spaces and highlight its role as Civic Center district captain in the Market Street Prototyping Festival.
6 Keys to Maintaining Healthy Relationships
I summarize my take-aways on one of the most serious yet funniest workshops I've attended.
A Letter of Thanks to the Pioneers
I write a tribute to the founders of the mental health rights movement.
How One Communications Professional Learned to Speak Better to Herself
I have never not made a living with my words, but I never gave them the weight I should have when speaking to myself.
Can I really get the job I want?
I reflect on a great workshop about the power of reframing perceived negatives into positives.
Wait, you mean my prescriptions could be hurting me?
Author Robert Whitaker speaks on the finding of his national bestseller Anatomy of an Epidemic. The data he shares is a bit unsettling.
Getting to Know the Hmong
A long history of traditional healing methods makes the Hmong one of the highest at-risk populations for mental health stigma.