PEER Project

2018 -2019 PEER Project Interns
Photo of Courtney Gimenez and Cathy Rantisi
Courtney Gimenez and Cathy Rantisi
 

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. Fall 2018 outreach activities include the following:

October

Date Event Name Event Description Time Location Host
10/9 Mind-Body Wellness Workshop Series: Evidence-Based Mind-Body Tools Students will learn to quickly and easily strengthen and stabilize the mind-body systems to relieve the symptoms of stress and move into a resourced state with evidence-based mind-body tools. 6pm-7:30pm South Dining PEER Project 
10/17 QPR Training
QPR is a 1.5 hour certificate training. QPR teaches people about suicide prevention by focusing on common causes, warning signs, and how to get help for someone in crisis.
RSVP to mchristianson1@csustan.edu
1pm-2:30pm South Dining PEER Project
10/18 QPR Training
QPR is a 1.5 hour certificate training. QPR teaches people about suicide prevention by focusing on common causes, warning signs, and how to get help for someone in crisis.
RSVP to mchristianson1@csustan.edu
12:30pm-2pm South Dining PEER Project
10/23 Mind-Body Wellness Workshop Series: Somatic Mindful Guided Imagery
Students will learn mind-body tools to quickly and easily strengthen and stabilize the mind-body systems by easily tapping into inner resources of strength that support meaning, purpose, motivation and a sense of safety with Somatic Mindful Guided Imagery.
6pm-7:30pm South Dining PEER Project
10/30 The Happiness Trap Workshop
This wellness workshop will be based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) from the book "The Happiness Trap" by Russ Harris. For more information, please contact Courtney Gimenez at cgimenez@csustan.edu or Cathy Rantisi at crantisi@csustan.edu
4pm-5pm South Dining PEER Project

 

November

Date Event Name Event Description Time Location Host
11/6 Mind-Body Wellness Workshop Series: Mindfulness
Students will learn to use mindfulness to clear away inner obstacles to comfort, confidence and clarity.
6pm-7:30pm South Dining PEER Project
11/7 & 11/14 Mental Health First Aid Training 
This is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. 
*Attendance both days required*
RSVP to BHRSTraining@stanbhrs.org 
1pm-5pm
(both days)
South Dining  HEP
11/13 Mind-Body Wellness Workshop Series: Mind-Body Techniques
Students will learn mind-body techniques for self-exploration, self-awareness, and self-care that relieve pain, anxiety and stress, while enhancing resilience to external stressors, and support the healing response, empathy, intuition and self-compassion.
6pm-7:30pm South Dining PEER Project
11/15 The Happiness Trap Workshop
This wellness workshop will be based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) from the book "The Happiness Trap" by Russ Harris. For more information, please contact Courtney Gimenez at cgimenez@csustan.edu or Cathy Rantisi at crantisi@csustan.edu
1pm-2pm South Dining
PEER Project

 

 December

Date Event Name Event Description Time Location Host
12/4
The Happiness Trap Workshop
This wellness workshop will be based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) from the book "The Happiness Trap" by Russ Harris. For more information, please contact Courtney Gimenez at cgimenez@csustan.edu or Cathy Rantisi at crantisi@csustan.edu
3pm - 4pm South Dining PEER Project