NAMIWalk

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...

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November 6 is International Stress Awareness Day

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...

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Child & Family Committee Promotes Recovery & Resiliency at AFN Picnic

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...

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Public Awareness Committee Re-Launch

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...

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Welcome, Cyndie

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,...

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World Mental Health Day 2018

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,...

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