PEER Project

2019 -2020 PEER Project Interns
 
This is a photo of PEER Project members Andrew Siliezar, Michael Devine and Samantha Keiser.

From left to right: Andrew Siliezar, Michael Devine and Samantha Keiser

Andrew graduated with a B.A. in Criminal Justice from Stanislaus State University.  In his spare time he enjoys playing video games and spending time with his dog, Raijin.

Mike graduated with a B.A. in Criminal Justice from Stanislaus State University. In his spare time he enjoys cooking, board games, and video games.

Sam graduated with a B.S. in Humanities from Northern Arizona University. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, exploring the outdoors, and spending time with her dogs. 

PEER Project creates prevention and education related activities to eliminate 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 is 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.