Certified Peer Supporter
About Mason Pilevsky
Mason is a trained expert on LGBT, YA, and family/friends issues, and has lived experience with diagnoses including bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and complex post traumatic stress disorder. Mason Pilevsky is a peer support specialist trained in California and New York. Mason found Hey Peers through DBSA San Diego, where Mason facilitates groups, serves on the Board of Directors as the Online Team Leader, and assists in the training of new facilitators. In addition to these meetings, Mason leads meetings for Support Groups Central. Mason earned a BA summa cum laude from San Diego State University, and studied psychology. Mason is currently working toward an MA in Clinical Counseling at Alliant International University.
Recovery StoryI have struggled with five mental illnesses, mostly diagnosed in the last seven years. I work with my therapist and psychiatrist to keep me stable. For me, this journey includes prescription medication; I trust my psychiatrist to help me with that. These support groups are a huge part of my recovery and they help me tremendously-- I hope they can help you too.
My Motivation To HelpI am a peer supporter because I believe everybody deserves to be heard. I can help people go through things I've gone through, and I can always listen and think about things I have not gone through. I like to be able to give to people, but I also like to receive back. Hearing your stories lends me so much strength and hope, even at your darkest hour. That's why I want to help.
Transgender and Nonbinary Gender Mental Health Chat
This group is a safe space for queer people of non-cis genders (with any sexuality) to talk about how the current state of the world/life in general effects their mental health and quality of life. Feel free to chime in with your thoughts. Differences of opinion are respected here, as long as they are delivered with that same respect.
Judaism and Mental Health
Using Jewish values to help with mental health recovery.
Get to Know Peer Support Specialist Mason: Ask Me Anything!
Have a burning question you just wish you could ask someone without being ridiculed or negated? That's what Mason created this group for. Would Mason be a good peer support match for you? I don't know, let's chat and find out! If you're interested in a more personal, private chat/meeting, Mason can make that happen. Fellow peer supporters should feel free to ask questions too.
COVID-19 Stress and Anxiety
How are we using our coping skills in this time of great need? How have our lives been disrupted? Let's talk about it.
Stress and Anxiety: NO COVID please
A group for those who want to talk about everyday life and consistent stressors without mention of COVID-19.
Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) Discussion
A safe place for people to talk openly about blood pressure and circulation issues and how they effect mental and physical health.