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“Recovery Stories: Coping with Covid-19”- March

My story about coping with the COVID pandemic that started last March: At first I was working from home, which I did not mind, but I had to re-adjust to using a laptop and not having my big monitor screen. I also had to adjust to working off a TV tray and not having a copier-just my [...]

By |2021-02-23T16:03:21+00:00February 23rd, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

“Recovery Stories: Coping with Covid-19”- February

As of March, 2020, when the news broke about Covid 19, I made the decision to temporarily move from my nine-person, four-generational home to a three-person home with friends who were as careful as I was about remaining free of this deadly virus. We all were careful to follow CDC guidelines to wear masks when [...]

By |2021-02-22T21:52:16+00:00February 22nd, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

“Recovery Stories: Coping with Covid-19”- January

The last few months we have been featuring "Recovery During Covid" stories from our awesome TPC team, seemed fitting that on our "14th anniversary" newsletter issue that I should share what recovery during COVID looks like from the leader's perspective. Too often the leaders are expected to be that calm steady-the-ship force during crisis. Double [...]

By |2021-02-22T21:49:37+00:00February 22nd, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

“Recovery Stories: Coping with Covid-19”- December

Since the onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic, I have discovered many things about myself and how to maintain and manage my recovery.  When it all began, I was very scared, anxious and stressed about what it would mean for myself and those I care about.  When The P.E.E.R. Center had to close for in person [...]

By |2021-02-22T21:46:25+00:00February 22nd, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

“Recovery Stories: Coping with Covid-19”- November

In March 2020, I started a new chapter in my life. I was hired as a Peer Support Specialist at The P.E.E.R. Center. This was so new to me. I started my orientation which was a week long. By my last day of orientation, the center had to close because the city of Columbus was [...]

By |2021-02-22T21:44:29+00:00February 22nd, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

“Recovery Stories: Coping with Covid-19”- October

My recovery story in coping with Covid-19 is unique in a lot of ways. I started reading about coronavirus (Covid-19) in December 2019. I was watching the news one night and they reported in China people were coming down with a mysterious illness and a lot of people were dying and I remember saying to [...]

By |2021-02-22T21:36:46+00:00February 22nd, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

“Recovery Stories: Coping with Covid-19”- September

As Covid-19 took many people by surprise I was no exception.  I have been working two jobs, going to school, and managing recovery for dual-diagnose for about a year. When the pandemic hit Ohio my life took a drastic turn that seemed on the outside to be worse than what it really wound up being. [...]

By |2021-02-22T21:32:20+00:00February 22nd, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

“Recovery Stories: Coping with Covid-19” – August

As news of this virus began to spread, my anxiety did increase a bit. I have a family to worry about and underlying health conditions. Fueled in part by the massive amount of news coming in, I quickly stopped the news watching, and daily briefs. I limited my contact with the outside world. There was a [...]

By |2021-02-22T21:30:49+00:00February 22nd, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Five Ways to Support Someone in Need

Listen – Active listening is crucial to understanding what help is needed. Ask yourself: Is this person in danger or in crisis? Is this person a threat to themselves or others? Is this person wanting something specific?   If the answer is yes to A or B, call 911 or get the person to the [...]

By |2018-09-20T20:36:38+00:00September 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why is coffee important to The PEER Center?

Coffee is a drink prepared from roasted coffee beans, which are ground and then brewed with near-boiling water to produce the beverage we all know – and many of us worship -- known by names like cup of joe or java. However, at The PEER Center, a cup of coffee is much more than the dictionary definition above. [...]

By |2018-09-10T14:43:09+00:00September 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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