PEER Project creates prevention and education-related activities to eliminate the stigma associated with mental health issues and reduce student suicide. We aim to increase awareness, promote wellness and acceptance, and empower students to help them find relief.
PEER Project interns are Master of Social Work (MSW) students who are trained to facilitate workshops on mental wellness and suicide prevention. PEER Project is sustained through a Student Mental Health Partnership with representatives from Stanislaus County Behavioral Health & Recovery Services (BHRS), Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE), Modesto Junior College (MJC) & Stanislaus State. Program coordination is facilitated through the HEP Office, and intern oversite and supervision are provided by MSW Faculty Jen Johnson, LCSW.
Our interns and professional staff work hard to bring about awareness and education for the Stanislaus State community.