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Thursday Night
Networking and Shared Leadership Meeting

February 20, 
6:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern)
Setting the Tables:
Talking with providers without being a token or an item on the menu.
Cheryl Riley and Denise Ranaghan

Some thoughts on not only "Getting a Seat at the Table" but on what tables really matter, especially to those who are giving and receiving peer support services.

Join us Thursday evening for a rich discussion! 
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Join by phone: 646 876 9923 
Meeting ID: 279 143 580

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To "set the table' for our discussion, here is a brief excerpt from Angela Cerio's article in City Voices.  
Howie the Harp always told us that when he died he intended to establish an “Intergalactic Federation of Crazy Folk.” 

I find myself thinking about all the “crazy folk” who were part of our movement back then, and who have since left our physical world. They helped me to become who I am today, through their friendship and peer support. They were the pioneers of peer support and advocacy in New York City. And while there are many figures who are widely recognized as national leaders, those who lived and worked here in NYC and strove to develop a voice and a “seat at the table” for our human rights movement are largely forgotten. They broke through barriers to our participation on agency boards and mental health planning bodies and paved the way for peer support and peer specialist positions. They were rebels who challenged and changed the status quo of the system. 

Photo of Howie the Harp courtesy Gayle Bluebird's History Gallery (on the Virtual Community Site). To view Angela's full article, click here

Networking and Leadership

Join our weekly Networking and Leadership group!
We meet online (video conference) every Thursday night from 6:00 - 7:00 pm and include an educational topic led by one of our group members. Once per month we hold a brainstorming session to plan the program for the next month (or two). 

Upcoming Topics Include: 

February 27: Building Our Personalized Recovery Toolbox: Digital and Community Resources, by Sarah Drake. Exploring phone apps, websites, and common community resources for sustaining self-care and wellness. 

March 5: Monthly Brainstorming and Planning Session
Virtual Community Calendar

The Calendar is updated regularly with events (like those listed above) and even more.  Check it out and get involved! 

Ongoing Events

For ongoing programs, click here.
For a Winter Wellness Planner, click here.
For the February 2020 Words of Wellness, click here. 
For the February MHTTC Pathways (Newsletter), click here.

Announcements this Week

Call for Topic Submissions (Now Open)
Learn More

February 19, 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Peer Learning Collaborative (Rochester)
CORE Center
Register to attend

February 20, 10:00 - 1:00 pm
ASAP Peer Recovery Exam Prep workshop (Rochester)
Recovery Coach University
Register to attend

February 20, 3:30-5:00 pm
Long Island Peer Networking Group (Ronkonkoma)
The Importance of Empathetic Listening, with Kyle Karpilovsky
Learn more

February 20, 6:00-7:00 pm (Webinar)
Take Action: Implement Workforce Diversity Strategies to Effectively Address Disparities in Mental Health
Pacific Southwest MHTTC

February 20, 6:00-7:00 pm 
Weekly Online Networking Meeting
Table Talk: Getting a Seat at the Table with Providers
Academy of Peer Services, Virtual Learning Community
Join the Community 

February 20, 7:00-8:30 pm

Healing Connections – Live Support Group
Association for Mental Health and Wellness

February 22 and 23, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Healing Connections –  Online Support Group
(Saturday and Sunday)
Association for Mental Health and Wellness

February 27 | 12:00 -1:15 pm
Our Next Faces and Places of Peer Support Webinar 
NRCIL Jail Diversion Program

Virtual Community Blog

City Voices Newspaper

Learn more about City Voices Newspaper and Director Dan Frey
City Voices is seeking volunteers to help with upcoming projects like organizing a support group for peer workers called Peer Workers United. To learn more, click here


Virtual Community Job Bank

The Certification Board is seeking a new Director.
NYAPRS is seeking a new Administrative Assistant.
View the Job Bank for these and over 150+ new job openings in New York State.
Job Bank

Webinar Series

Faces and Places of Peer Support is a series of webinars (and recordings) by the Academy of Peer Services Virtual Learning Community in collaboration with the New York State Office of Mental Health, Office of Consumer Affairs.

February 27 | 12:00 -1:15 pm for the next in the series
NRCIL Jail Diversion Program


To view recordings of past webinars and much more,

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