Peer respite centers are community-based alternative models of mental health residential care. They foster wellness, are holistic in scope, and are staffed by people who are peers in terms of having experience in psychiatric crisis. Join host Barbara Meyers as she talks with Yana Jacobs and Dr. Michael Cornwall, two individuals who have experience with this promising practice.

Discussion Questions for Peer Respite Centers

Resources for Peer Respite Centers 

Note: The views expressed in this program are those of the speakers and not necessarily those of Alameda County Behavioral Healthcare or Comcast.


Music: Promenade from Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky who lived with “fits of madness”.

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