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  • 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 September 3rd, 2018 by Philister Sidigu

    Stacking chips for health equity at the 5th Annual Poker Tournament

    Our Annual Poker Tournament—now in its 5th year— is a staple for Peer Health Exchange LA. Placing bets and bluffing past their weakest hands, poker enthusiasts and Peer Health Exchange supporters joined us on June 3rd at the rustic Movember venue in Culver City to raise close to $30,000. The funds raised from the poker tournament ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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 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 this ...

  • 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 Pronouns in use: 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 ...

  • Posted on June 25th, 2018 by Philister Sidigu

    Peer Health Exchange celebrates Pride Month

    June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month! At Peer Health Exchange we celebrate, show up for and support LGBTQ+ young people year round—but this month is a special time to honor and reflect upon the progress we’ve made as a nation—and the work still to come—thanks to the contributions of many LGBTQ+ community leaders and advocates. ...

  • 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 Pronouns in use: 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 ...

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