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Joshua Calarino- STAR of the Month

The STAR Center will feature young people every month from across the country who are making a difference in their communities and demonstrating extraordinary leadership that you need to know about! Help us make sure young people in your community are recognized and valued by nominating someone today!

This month the STAR Center recognizes Joshua Calarino from Miami, Florida! Check out his story and video!

STAR Center in Action- July 2016

Welcome to the July edition of the STAR Center Newsletter!

The STAR Center was in the US Virgin Islands this month! The process of building a community level focus on mental health through the collective voices of lived experience leaders is underway.  This month we met with the Disability Rights Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI) Council and community leaders in St. Croix, recorded a radio program and convened an evening public community meeting on St. Thomas.

Pictured below from left to right are:  Archie Jennings, Malik Stridirow, Amelia Headley LaMont, Sherilyn Pogson, Vincent Francis, Patricia Steele, Iris Bermudez, Wendy Wong, Rachel Pakenham, Chacku Mathai

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Archie Jennings with his right arm around Sherilyn Pogson, and his left arm around Carnell Troutman

Pictured with Sherilyn Pogson and Archie Jennings is Carnell Troutman

 

Chacku standing with Dale Garee

Chacku Mathai with Ryan Simeina

Pictured with Chacku Mathai are Dale Garee and Ryan Simeina
 

Our visit and related meetings also received positive attention in the media via interviews with reporters from the Source, a paper in the Virgin Islands. I was especially grateful for the opportunity to meet with peer leaders who are interested in building a peer support network in the US Virgin Islands with hopes of empowering a strong lived experience leadership network. Read more

Rachelle Areyan- STAR of the Month

The STAR Center will feature young people every month from across the country who are making a difference in their communities and demonstrating extraordinary leadership that you need to know about! Help us make sure young people in your community are recognized and valued by nominating someone today!

This month the STAR Center recognizes Rachelle Areyan from Fresno, CA. Check out her story and video!

 

STAR Center in Action- June 2016

We are thrilled to offer the June issue of the STAR Center e-newsletter! The STAR Center was in New Mexico this month! I was honored and privileged to witness the 2016 Summer Gathering of the Peers of the Land of Enchantment, New Mexico’s Statewide Peer Network, led and facilitated by Larry Lee, Wendy Linebrook-Allison, Beaver Northcloud, Gilberto Romero, Jeff Silago, Shela Silverman and Fidel Talache.   

 

group picture of New Mexico meeting attendees

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