Peer Educators & Training

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Peer Educators

As part of our suicide prevention efforts, we recruit Feather River College students as Peer Educators. Peer Educators serve as a link between the student body and the Mental Health Counseling Center, promoting the personal and academic success of all students by supporting overall wellness. Peer Educators conduct presentations and host numerous de-stress events throughout the academic year, educating the campus community on mental health in effort to reduce stigma associated with diagnoses and increase help seeking behaviors.

FRC 2021-2022 Peer Educator: Alexander Saunders 

My name is Alex Saunders and I’m a sophomore at Feather River College. I’m an Australian international student, a student ambassador, rock climbing instructor, men’s soccer team captain, and now the lead Peer Educator for the Peer Educator Program. As a Peer Educator, I will serve as a link between the student body and the Mental Health and Wellness Center, promoting the personal and academic success of all students by supporting overall wellness. The Peer Educator Program will conduct presentations and host numerous fun and stress relieving events throughout the academic year, and will educate the campus community on mental health in an effort to reduce stigma associated with diagnoses and increase help seeking behaviors. I am looking for people to join me in creating a network where fellow students feel comfortable coming to share their experiences and offering helpful suggestions where possible. 

       Contact Information

If you are interested in joining the Peer Educators Program and want to positively impact the lives of your fellow classmates, or want to seek mental health counseling, please contact Nick Maez or Emily Waldrop in the Wellness Center.

Nick Maez: Mental Health Counselor

Emily Waldrop: Office Assistant 

Phone: (530) 283-0202 ext. 205

Text: (530) 341-0431

Email: ewaldrop@frc.edu or wellness@frc.edu

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