LANGUAGE AND ITS POWER        by Howard Diamond

September 8, 2022 (Submitted by Howard Diamond) Language and power is more than words. Of course, many of us tend to convey ideas best through spoken language using words. ThereContinue reading LANGUAGE AND ITS POWER        by Howard Diamond

September Wellness Institute Calendar

September 1, 2022 (Submitted by Peggy Swarbrick and Pat Nemec – co-editors) Classical Music MonthMany classical pieces are familiar to us—whetherfrom attending a performance or hearing it as thebackground inContinue reading “September Wellness Institute Calendar”

In Everlasting Honor and Memory of Sally Zinman

1937-2022 August 29, 2022 (Reposted from NYAPRS E-News) “Sally Zinman, pioneer, activist, writer, artist, leader, and friend of many in the consumer/survivor movement passed away on Thursday. Harvey Rosenthal shared in aContinue reading In Everlasting Honor and Memory of Sally Zinman

Peer Specialists,  What’s In a Name? by Howard Diamond

August 22, 2022 (Submitted by Howard Diamond) My name is Howard Diamond, I have lived on Long Island for many years and since November, 2017, I have been a CertifiedContinue reading “Peer Specialists,  What’s In a Name? by Howard Diamond”

Partnership to Help Black New Yorkers Heal from Buffalo Tragedy

August 21, 2021 (Reposted from OMH Diversity and Inclusion Listserv) NYS Office of Mental Health Launches Partnership to Help Black New Yorkers Heal from Buffalo Tragedy and Increased Rates ofContinue reading “Partnership to Help Black New Yorkers Heal from Buffalo Tragedy”

RANDOM ACT BY A PEER SPECIALIST Part 4 by HOWARD DIAMOND

August 20, 2022 (To start the story from the beginning, click here) A NEW YEAR DAWNING      Holly Stephens, a Peer Specialist from Hunter Mental Health Center (HMHC) and her supervisor,Continue reading “RANDOM ACT BY A PEER SPECIALIST Part 4 by HOWARD DIAMOND”

My Role: Receiving and Giving Peer Support by Howard Diamond

Submitted on July 28, 2022 My story here begins in 1983, about two years after my first diagnosis of many, I met someone involved in peer support, named DH.  DuringContinue reading “My Role: Receiving and Giving Peer Support by Howard Diamond”