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    • Posted on April 10th, 2020 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

      Let’s Talk: COVID-19 and Decision-Making

      Are you a teacher? Click here for suggestions for decision-making activities that you can do with your class The “4 Cs” of Decision-Making Every day, we make several types of decisions—smaller ones, like what to wear and what music to listen to, and bigger ones that may have an impact on our lives or our health. The ...

    • Posted on April 10th, 2020 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

      Let’s Talk: COVID-19 and Advocacy

      Are you a teacher? Click here for suggestions for advocacy activities that you can do with your class Advocacy is the act of speaking up for, supporting, or encouraging someone or something. A person can advocate for themselves or others by speaking up, sharing their needs, and asking for help. In a time where we are facing ...

    • Posted on March 30th, 2020 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

      Social distancing? How to prioritize your mental health

      Rosemary Magaña, LCPC, at Adelante Wellness recently collaborated with Peer Health Exchange for an Instagram Live to discuss mental health while social distancing.

    • 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 ...

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