Zoom Speaker Series

The National Alliance on Mental Illness Greater Boston Peer Support and Advocacy Network (PSAN used to hold its business meeting with speakers every 3rd Thursday from 6:30pm-8:30pm.

Please note that there are no meetings at Center Club until further notice.

The meetings will now continue over Zoom every 3rd Thursday from 6:30pm-7:30pm with a shortened speaker period and plenty of time for questions and answers. The speaking series is co-sponsored by the Metro Boston Recovery Learning Community.

***There will be no December meeting due to a conflicting event with Opening Doors to the Arts***

January 20, 2022--Tanshella Branch


Tanshella: I have lived experience with mental health challenges since I was a child. Throughout my life, I've struggled with these challenges that greatly impacted my friendships, decisions, faith, family and career choices. 


In order to begin healing, I sought help from professionals which led me to working as a Certified Peer Specialist at Boston Medical Center. I started off facilitating groups at various programs and the MBRLC. Additionally, I worked as an operator on the Peer Support Line--where I am now the Coordinator.


I also jumped back into teaching art, on occasion, as a volunteer. Importantly, I rededicated my life to God and prioritized my spiritual lifestyle. 


Now, I stand proud and full of joy into seven years of mental health healing and recovery from trauma I endured throughout the years due to my mental crises. I thoroughly enjoy the work I do at the Metro Boston Recovery Center at Boston Medical Center. 


I have supportive friends, strong connection with my family and professional supports. I have an amazing church and ministry which I'm devoted to. Every day I am thankful to God for each step of blessing I take toward renewed healing.



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