This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Blog

  • Posted on January 24th, 2020 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    A letter from our CEO—January 2020

    Dear Friends, In a recent New York Times editorial, psychiatrist Richard Friedman names an important crisis happening for young people—death by suicide. What Dr. Friedman fails to mention is that this crisis is exacerbated by systemic injustices making it more severe for young people of color.  Black and Latinx young folks are suffering at ...

  • Posted on January 24th, 2020 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Recruiting a more inclusive and diverse volunteer corps, part 1

    At Peer Health Exchange, we’re aiming to be a place where the ninth grade students we serve can see themselves in the college health educators that come to their classrooms. With that goal in mind, we’re working hard to build, develop and support a volunteer corps that is reflective of all our communities by ...

  • Posted on January 24th, 2020 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Dear Health Educator, are you OK?

    People are complex, and knowing what we need to do doesn’t necessarily make it easier to get it done. Sometimes, it can even feel like knowing what to do makes us harder on ourselves.

  • Posted on October 19th, 2019 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Queer Eye’s Van Ness shares his truth to advocate for health

    LGBTQ+ advocate Jonathan Van Ness listed Peer Health Exchange as a recommended resource along with a recent WNYC interview discussing the release of his memoir Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self-Love.  Though he’s best known for starring in the Emmy-winning Queer Eye series, Jonathan is also a vocal promoter for health access ...

  • Posted on October 17th, 2019 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Doing The Work: Stop Making Assumptions

    In case you missed it, International Pronouns Day was this week. Founded by social justice leader Shige Sakurai (they/them), International Pronouns Day, “seeks to make respecting, sharing, and educating about personal pronouns commonplace.” At Peer Health Exchange each day is an opportunity to do the work required to show up for young people. To be sure, we have made many missteps—individually—and ...

  • Posted on July 18th, 2019 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Peer Health Exchange joins coalition set on changing sex ed policy

    We are excited to announce that Peer Health Exchange NYC has joined the first cohort of the Sex Education Policy Action Council (SEPAC). Led by SIECUS, the Sex Education Policy Action Council is a brand-new initiative to build the power of state and local advocates actively working together to advance comprehensive sex education. In line ...

  • Posted on July 17th, 2019 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

    Chicago Board Member, Dr. Candice Norcott, Featured on Red Table Talk

    “It takes about seven tries for a girl to successfully leave her abuser for good. That statistic tells us how difficult it is often to pull away from these relationships,” said Dr. Candice Norcott, renowned clinical psychologist, and Peer Health Exchange Chicago Board Member. In case you missed it, Dr. Norcott was a featured ...

  • Posted on September 5th, 2018 by Philister Sidigu

    Suicide Prevention Month—a reminder it’s okay to ask for help

    September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, especially among young people. According to the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, the majority of children and adolescents who attempt suicide have a significant mental health disorder, usually depression. National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month is a time ...

  • Posted on August 23rd, 2018 by Philister Sidigu

    4 videos that remind us consent is necessary for good sex

    At Peer Health Exchange we define consent as choosing freely to do something—a clear “yes” at every step of sexual activity. Below are four videos about consent: what it means, how to know you have it, and when you don’t. All of these videos remind us that sex is about respect, communication, and honesty. ...

How can I join Peer Health Exchange's mission?