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NAMIWalk

Posted by on November 18, 2019 in RecentBlogPosts, RecentWork, Slider, Uncategorized | 0 comments

NAMIWalk

On October 6th, Cyndie Spanier, Co-chair of the ACCR steering committee and member of the Quality Improvement committee, and Saralynn Kramm, Co- chair of the Quality Improvement Committee, attended the 13th annual NAMI walk held at Monroeville Community Park West and promoted ACCR by sponsoring a table. The table included brochures, pamphlets, flyers and various other promotional items.  We had a sign- up sheet for attendees that perhaps were interested in supporting the vision and mission of ACCR.  We were available to answer any questions...

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November 6 is International Stress Awareness Day

Posted by on November 5, 2019 in RecentBlogPosts, Slider | 0 comments

November 6 is International Stress Awareness Day

Self-Care is Important It might sound silly, but self-care is imperative for people to be successful at anything. If we are not taking care of ourselves, then we are less able to take care of important things in our lives, like our work and finances. In light of the upcoming holiday season, and the heightened stress levels that this causes many of us, we at Peerlink would like to provide you with some free and inexpensive ways that you can practice self-care today, and throughout the year. Self-Care Ideas for the Body Give your body ten...

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Healthy In All Ways

Posted by on October 9, 2019 in Slider | 0 comments

Healthy In All Ways

The Child and Family Committee, Project LAUNCH, and Pitt’s Office of Child Development worked together to help families and providers alike recognize the importance of addressing children’s emotional well-being. Approximately 200 Allegheny County providers and agencies have allowed our posters to be displayed....

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Child & Family Committee Promotes Recovery & Resiliency at AFN Picnic

Posted by on September 12, 2019 in RecentBlogPosts, RecentWork, Slider | 0 comments

Child & Family Committee Promotes Recovery & Resiliency at AFN Picnic

Supporting families is the best way to support children. That is what Allegheny Family Network does on a daily basis. On a beautiful Friday in August, AFN hosted a picnic in Schenley Park for children and families. ACCR Children’s committee sent two members to join in the fun. It was a great day sharing food and activities with hundreds of kids and family members.       Our time was spent chatting and stringing beads into bracelets and necklaces with pre-schoolers, kids, teens, moms, dads and grandparents. Fun was had by all. It was...

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Public Awareness Committee Re-Launch

Posted by on September 4, 2019 in RecentBlogPosts, RecentWork | 0 comments

Public Awareness Committee Re-Launch

The Public Awareness Committee promotes the use of recovery principles and practices by using the media to call attention to the need to eliminate stigma and discrimination and encouraging individuals to actively participate in their recovery and offer advocacy and support to their peers.  We are excited for the relaunch and look forward to partnering with you to create amazing community events and outreach to eliminate the stigma around behavioral health recovery and wellness. Check out this flyer for more details! See you...

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Welcome, Cyndie

Posted by on August 14, 2019 in RecentBlogPosts, RecentWork | 0 comments

Welcome, Cyndie

ACCR would like to welcome Cyndie Spanier, who was recently elected to be a co-chair of the Steering Committee. Congratulations Cyndie! Cynthia Spanier is a Ph.D. trained Clinical Psychologist and Certified Health Coach recently elected to co-chair of the Allegheny County Coalition for Recovery (ACCR). 7/2019. When she is not facilitating steering committee meetings, she is running her health coaching practice. The focus here is on health, longevity and weight loss through habit change. She employs a 6-pole model of lifestyle medicine to...

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World Mental Health Day 2018

Posted by on October 17, 2018 in RecentBlogPosts, Slider | 0 comments

World Mental Health Day 2018

  October 10th was World Mental Health Day. In solidarity, people all over social media posted about their mental health experiences, spreading awareness, and working towards stopping stigma. But how do you help a person who is experiencing a mental illness? That’s where recovery comes into play. More commonly than you would think, the definition of recovery is misconstrued. People think that recovery is a one-time event but really, recovery doesn’t have an end. Rather, recovery is the continuous process of improving one’s health. The...

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ACCR Gives “Thanks” to Allegheny County Council & First Responder Community

Posted by on May 31, 2018 in RecentBlogPosts, Slider | 0 comments

ACCR Gives “Thanks” to Allegheny County Council & First Responder Community

    Last September 2017, ACCR participated in the second annual Pittsburgh Recovery Walk which aims to dispel stigma against those in recovery from addiction. At this event, we sponsored a “Thank You First Responders” booth where we collected signatures from people on two posters to express messages of thanks and gratitude to those who serve our community – with a specific focus on those who are treating and helping people with substance use disorders.  (We recently blogged about this experience, and welcome you to learn more by...

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