I’m Good Because of Self Acceptance & Self Advocacy

Identity and inclusion are the two most difficult things for members of the LGBT+ community. In recent years, we have seen a growing social movement for LGBT+ social equality. Within this movement, numerous members of the LGBT+ community have confronted the invisible dictators within their notebooks by openly speaking out about their personal struggles. These […]

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PEERS is Good! : An All-Staff Post

As 2017 comes to a close, PEERS staff is happy to share what’s made us good this year. Check out what wellness tools have contributed to our wellness and hopefully, will help us remain positive voices in our community in 2018! PEERS is good because:  “I love where I work and the work we do.” […]

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I’m Good Because I Enjoy Drawing & Painting

I’m good because I get to draw and paint to relax. It was a few years ago when I realized that the things I would draw looked decent enough to present. Then I started painting. Ever since then, I’ve enjoyed drawing and painting for others.

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I’m Good Because I Write Poetry

We were at a play that was being performed in a big auditorium with red, white and blue seats. He had arrived early. He had arrived early, and was waiting for me. He even saved me a seat. The show was sold out. It was a performance of Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice – (Once upon a time, […]

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I’m Good and #MyMentalHealthIn5Words

Over the past 24 hours, the hashtag #MyMentalHealthIn5Words has exploded on social media, saturating the Twitterverse with more than 62,000 tweets and rising into the top ten global trends. Here are some contributions from PEERS staff members: “Struggle, work, hope, love, help.” — Vilma Sakalauskaite “Forward movement, with gentle reflection.” — Ashlee Jemmott “Peace! Blessings. Forgiving. Love. Kindness.” — Kenneth Kozi […]

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I’m Good Because My Loved Ones Are Resilient

I’m good because today my family is stronger than ever. Forever thankful for Gods grace and mercy.

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I’m Good Because I Have Unconditional Love

  Every morning at 7:00AM, I am greeted by the sound of little paws chipping away at the paint outside my bedroom door. Then, the chirping begins and, like Snow White, I am called to life by their celestial song. I pull off the veil of darkness enveloping their cage to reveal five tiny, vibrantly […]

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When I Sing & Touch People’s Hearts, Minds, Souls, and Lives – I’m Good!

 

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I’m Good Because Weaving is One of My Wellness Tools

  My name is Barbara Meyers.  I’m good because I learned how to balance my life with many dimensions that it takes to be in recovery.  Earlier in my life I was very focused on career and achievement.  I was very good at it, but that kind of one-sided life wasn’t healthy in the long […]

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I’m Good Because I Survived & Strive to Help Others

Life is good. I survived the depths of a psychotic episode and now I’m currently working at the California Clubhouse helping others with mental health challenges find jobs and regain fulfillment in their lives. I’m applying to Grad School for Social Work. Wish me luck! Anyways, even though I’m moving on my from a psychotic […]

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