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What is P.E.E.R. SJ ?
P.E.E.R. SJ , which stands for Peers Engaged in Education and Recovery, is a community-based, addiction and mental health service that focuses on a positive future for young adults. Staff work with young adults to help them meet goals such as returning to school, finding employment, making friends, healthy lifestyle choices and living independently.

Can anyone come to P.E.E.R. SJ ?
Individuals must be between the ages of 16 and 25 be independent, have life goals, be able to make friends and have a diagnosed mental illness (schizophrenia, bipolar, anxiety, depression, psychosis, etc). 

How are referrals made?
Youth can simply walk in, come with a friend, or be referred by a health care professional.

How do we define recovery?
"Recovery is a deeply personal, unique process changing one's attitude, values, feelings, goals, skills, and/or roles.  It is a way of living a satisfying, hopeful and contributing life.  Recovery involves the development of new meaning and purpose in one's life as one grows beyond the catastrophic effects of psychiatric disability." Dr. William Anthony, 1993

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