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    • Posted on November 2nd, 2020 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

      Stay breathing, connected, and in good care this Election Day

      Dear Community, Tomorrow is Election Day—and the finale of an incredibly long presidential campaign that feels like it started ages ago. Most of us feel the weight of this election especially! That weight may be getting noticeably heavier as we come closer to the date that indicates what is next. We may be holding ...

    • Posted on August 13th, 2020 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

      Chicago Welcomes New Board Members

      Peer Health Exchange Chicago welcomed seven new members this month. Click to learn more about them.

    • Posted on June 4th, 2020 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

      Showing our support for young people with action

      Witnessing police brutality, and experiencing other forms of white supremacy, takes a serious toll on the mental and overall health of folx of color and specifically on Black folx. We join Black and Brown young people calling for an end to police and state-sponsored violence.

    • 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 November 1st, 2019 by Peer Health Exchange Staff

      Chicago receives UN Global Goal Award

      Peer Health Exchange was presented with the prestigious Global Goal Award for outstanding work in upholding the principles of the United Nations Association-Greater Chicago Chapter in the category of Global Goal #3: Good Health and Well-Being, October 23, 2019. UNA-Chicago’s Global Goals Awards Ceremony recognized 17 individuals and organizations dedicated to upholding the 17 ...

    • 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 ...

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