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  • Posted on July 11th, 2018 by Philister Sidigu

    Volunteer Voices: Nicole Kolak

    Name: Nicole Kolak Pronouns In Use: She, Her, Hers College/ University: San Francisco State University Major: Physics Why did you decide to volunteer at Peer Health Exchange? I decided to join Peer Health Exchange because I was captivated by the idea of teaching health education to underprivileged schools in the San Francisco area. Before ...

  • Posted on June 30th, 2018 by Philister Sidigu

    Peer Health Exchange raises $15.6M Impact Capital Campaign

    Peer Health Exchange proudly completed a $15.6M capital campaign. This success grants Peer Health Exchange a strong foundation and varied growth opportunities to empower young people with the knowledge, skills, and resources to make healthy decisions. Our gratitude knows no bounds for all those who guided us, galvanized their networks and gave to create ...

  • Posted on June 28th, 2018 by Philister Sidigu

    Three Takeaways from “Health Equity: Equipping Educators to Take Action”

    Educators provide information and resources to young people every day, and for many, these resources are relevant to the well-being and health of their students. Peer Health Exchange’s Dr. Angela Glymph, and Lisa Walker, recently published a paper addressing the important role educators play in achieving health equity. Below are three takeaways from “Health ...

  • Posted on June 25th, 2018 by Philister Sidigu

    Volunteer Voices: Brennan O’Rourke

    June marks Pride Month and in celebration, we’re highlighting a few of our LGBTQ+ volunteers and their commitment to young people and Peer Health Exchange’s mission. Name: Brennan O’Rourke Gender Pronouns: They/Them College/ University: New York University Major: Dramatizing Justice What have you gained or learned from volunteering at Peer Health Exchange? One of the skills ...

  • Posted on June 20th, 2018 by Philister Sidigu

    Volunteer Voices: Audrey Chapman

    June marks Pride Month and in celebration, we’re highlighting a few of our LGBTQ+ volunteers and their commitment to young people and Peer Health Exchange’s mission. Name: Audrey Chapman Preferred pronouns: She/Her College/ University: UC Berkeley Major: Linguistics What have you gained and/or learned from volunteering at Peer Health Exchange? Peer Health Exchange ignited my passion ...

  • Posted on June 12th, 2018 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Q&A with Dior Vargas

    Portrait after portrait in Dior Vargas’ People of Color and Mental Illness Photo Project showcases a person, their name and a statement written on a piece of paper. There is beauty in the diversity represented. In some photographs  folks are smiling. In others they pose seriously, but they all hold up a sign saying, “I ...

  • Posted on June 7th, 2018 by Philister Sidigu

    Volunteer Voices: Danielle Grubb

      June marks Pride Month and in celebration, we’re highlighting a few of our LGBTQ+ volunteers and their commitment to young people and Peer Health Exchange’s mission. Name: Danielle Grubb Preferred pronouns: she/her/hers College/ University: University of Chicago Major: Gender & Sexuality Studies What have you gained and/or learned from volunteering at Peer Health Exchange? ...

  • Posted on May 17th, 2018 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    The normalization of binge drinking supports unhealthy behavior

        “On Fridays, I teach a class of freshman girls at Lake View High School about healthy decision-making as a peer health educator for Peer Health Exchange. We address topics like sexual assault, alcohol abuse, and healthy communication. Being a peer health educator is one of my favorite activities on this campus, but ...

  • Posted on May 15th, 2018 by Philister Sidigu

    Finding the right therapist—Q&A with Dr. Esme Shaller

    Asking for help is a sign of strength. In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, we talked with Esme Shaller, Ph.D. (who works at Peer Health Exchange’s college partner UC Berkeley) about the benefits of seeking support, and how to find the right therapist for you. Our interview has been edited for brevity and clarity. ...

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