PEERS Coalition hosted its 6th Wellbeing Wednesday event Feb. 2


Courtesy PEERS

SRJC PEERS Coalition’s Wellbeing Wednesday encourages students to practice authentic speaking and listening to support mental health.

Albert Levine, Reporter

Santa Rosa Junior College’s student-to-student counseling and mental health service hosted its sixth Wellbeing Wednesday on Feb. 2 to encourage students to practice authentic speaking and listening. 

The PEERS Coalition asked students to share what they missed pre-covid, as well as what they are grateful for.

“I miss not feeling overwhelmed every time I go to the store,” said one attendee, a student health PEER counselor.

PEERS also asked students to describe their vision of love.

“Love is equality, but more so equity,” said Matti Cottrell, 34, when describing their previous work with an organization dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence. “One of the phrases is ‘love is equality,’ and that’s always really stuck with me.”

The SRJC PEERS Coalition program aims to establish a welcoming atmosphere that encourages student wellness and success by spreading awareness and removing stigma around mental health. Wellbeing Wednesday takes place from 4-5 p.m.  the first and third Wednesday of the month. on Zoom. To schedule a mental health screening, visit at or through Instagram @srcpeers.