Living and Thriving with a Mental Illness


The following is Mary Anne’s personal experience of living with a mental health diagnosis and actively working on recovery. She is one of three Hawaii Certified Peer Specialists on staff at Helping Hands Hawaii. *************************** When I was younger, I felt different from other children. As early as pre-school, I felt intense sadness but didn’t […]

Free Training Offered on the Role of Certified Peer Specialists


Join us for a free seminar, entitled “Hawaii Certified Peer Specialists: Modeling Mental Health Recovery Skills, Instilling Hope,” on Friday, Dec. 9 from noon to 1:30 p.m. This panel discussion will be held in person at Queen’s Conference Center as well as via webinar and video conferencing. It includes guest speakers Jacob McPherson, MALA, Trisha […]