Labor Day: Remember Employment Needs of All

Labor DayOn this Labor Day holiday, we celebrate working men and women all over the nation, who provide for their families and strengthen our country through their productivity. Perhaps it is fitting that we take a moment to consider the employment of those with mental illness and other behavioral health problems.

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Fall Color, Savings Available at Market

Fall colorThe spring and summer market seasons have been busy at Perry Wellness Center. We have shelled and sold unimaginable amounts of peas and butterbeans, and hundreds of bedding plants ferns, and hanging baskets which filled our greenhouses have found new homes with our loyal customers.

As we get ready to enter the fall season at Happy Patch Market, we thought it was time to show some customer appreciation. Stuart Perry notes, “It has been a great season at Happy Patch Market. We want to invite customers for a discount.”

Staff members have selected several plant varieties to place on discount tables at the Furlow Street gates. These include such popular plants as gerbera daisies, society garlic, and lantana. All varieties and colors of roses have also been discounted and are available for only $9 each.

“We have enjoyed welcoming the increase of customers to Happy Patch Market,” says Phyllis Smith. “Stuart and I thought it might be nice to have a ‘thank you’ discount for our customers.”

It’s time to prepare for fall plantings, so we encourage folks to stop by and browse our discount selections.

In the photo above, Kenneth, Vicki, Connie, Mary, and Stuart welcome customers to fall discounts on selected plants at Rudy’s Happy Patch Market.

Information on Child Abuse Shared at Center

Brad RaySeveral months ago at a Valentine’s Gala of the “Books for Sumter Kids,” Brad Ray, of the Southwest Georgia Children’s Alliance, shared information and visuals with attendees concerning the facts on child abuse and its effects. Ray spoke of a problem that is very much present in Sumter County, as well as throughout the nation. He revealed troubling trend numbers in Sumter County, Georgia and the United States.

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Student and Teacher Promote Better Learning at PWC

McArthur ThompsonAfter 16 months of faithful reading and study, leadership peer McArthur Thompson nears his goal of passing the GED test in the future. He has been assisted on this journey by Wanda Liles, who has provided reading instruction for McArthur and others at Perry Wellness Center.

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Island Festivities Highlight Campus Celebration

Pin the Pea on StuartEarlier this week we told you about the trip several of our staff and peers made to St. Simons Island, Georgia. There, they attended the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network annual conference, where health and fitness workshops were provided by PWC founder Stuart Perry.

As most of the peers and staff could not head to the coast, however, we decided to bring the coast to Perry Wellness Center. And not just any coast – but the balmy shores of Hawaii, as we held a special Aloha Day on campus.

Food for the day was authentic island traditional, the bright décor reflected our island state’s cheery colors, and the activities were suitably festive. A tropical karaoke event was a highlight of the days’ activities.

At the close of the day, Amanda Perry shared, “Our planning seemed to work. We wanted to let the peers who did not travel to St. Simons realize that we could have our own celebration.”

One of the more popular activities was “Pin the Pea on Stuart.” Stuart Perry’s enthusiasm about pea shelling and sales at the market has been so vocal that he has been informally given the unlikely nickname of “Pea Man.” A poster featuring Stuart’s smiling face invited participants to mount a pea cutout on a Velcro strip.

In the above photo, peers Paul and Awan Pin the Pea on Stuart during a uniquely festive day on campus.

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  1. 16 PWC Staff & Peers Attend GMHCN Conference
  2. Thomasville Couple Visits PWC Regularly
  3. Helping Hand Fountain New Home to Giant Koi
  4. Fresh Shelled Peas Dominate Market Demand
  5. PWC Peers and Staff Run in Historic Footsteps
  6. Family & Farming: Local Grower Enjoys Benefits
  7. Kaylon Holt: Popping a Top to Help Others
  8. From Patient to Provider: Mulkey McMichael
  9. Harvesting the "Fruits of Our Efforts"
  10. Sumter Sheriff a Favorite Market Patron
  11. Peers Harvest and Preserve Garden Produce
  12. Produce Program Expands to Tazewell
  13. KARAOKE PARTY CELEBRATES WEEK'S END
  14. KARAOKE PARTY CELEBRATES WEEK'S END
  15. Roll Out the Barrel!
  16. Marketing the Market: Peas for Sale with Area Vendors
  17. It's Tomato Time!
  18. Market Customers Brave HOT Weather
  19. Kenneth Christmas: Master Cook
  20. PWC Supports Sarah Cobb Elementary
  21. It's a Red, White, and Blue Celebration
  22. Newest Campus Creation Offers Helping Hand
  23. "Peas, Peas, I Love Peas!"
  24. The Fine Art of Weeding
  25. 5K WALK/RUN A HEALTHY COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP
  26. Agrium Project in Bloom
  27. GSW Student Brings Yoga Practice to PWC
  28. Welcome to New Market Staff
  29. Agrium Planting Project Continues
  30. Grover Thornton Tends to Summer Plants
  31. Chase Farm Corn Arrives!
  32. Smiling Customers Explore Happy Patch Plants
  33. Peer Spotlight: Jeanette Williams
  34. Agrium Garden Project Continues to Grow
  35. Larger Trees Now Available at Market
  36. Mike Harper Shares Planting Talents
  37. Snow Peas for Summer: Nutritional Awareness Promoted at Market
  38. Five Fun Facts about Our Own E.T.!
  39. Bill Perry a Loyal Customer at Market
  40. Adventist Community Services Makes Monthly Donation
  41. New Greenhouse Tribute to Community Involvement
  42. The First Taste of Summer
  43. Noah Cochran Promotes Fitness at PWC
  44. Tennis, Anyone?
  45. At 55, No Speed Limit for Stuart Perry
  46. Service Providers Make Difference in Community
  47. Brad Clark Shares Faith with Others
  48. HIV/AIDS Educator Provides Valuable Information
  49. Arts in the Park a Success
  50. Wagons Ho!
  51. Peer Art Featured at "Arts in the Park"
  52. Executive Tasks: Stuart Perry Goes His Own Way
  53. 10,000 Tab Tops and Counting!
  54. Growing Together/Feeding the World
  55. "Spring Has Sprung" at Market
  56. James Goss Demonstrates Market Cheer & Dedication
  57. Edward Thomas Is Forceful Wellness Advocate
  58. Product Display Is Vital Market Activity
  59. "Knock Out" Roses Fill Happy Patch Market
  60. Seasoned Firewood Available at Discount
  61. Spring Plant Care in Full Swing
  62. Getting Steamed at PWC
  63. Last Pecans of Season Available at Market
  64. Spring Cleaning Takes on New Meaning
  65. Chris Wheeler Joins Market Team
  66. New "European-Style" Greenhouse Nears Completion
  67. Creative Successes Continue at PWC
  68. Spring Brings Color and Market Specials
  69. Sunny Days Promote Outdoor Learning at PWC
  70. PWC Rolls Out Clean Welcome Mat
  71. Crisis Intervention Team Enjoys Campus Visit
  72. Mental Health Moment: Postpartum Depression
  73. Mentoring: Tech-Savvy Peer Makes Strides
  74. A Fond Farewell to Winter Gardening
  75. Artist Jeff Williams Promotes Creative Mentorship at PWC
  76. Pam Perry Involved in Leadership of WHAM Program
  77. Adventist Community Services Continues Food Deliveries
  78. Late Winter Market Blossoms
  79. Art Education, Mentorship Expand
  80. Valentine's Gala Promotes Partnership and Celebration
  81. Creative Display Boards Brighten Campus
  82. Peers & Staff Share Learning & Teaching
  83. Loomwork Creativity on Display
  84. "Peers Helping Peers" Is Heart of PWC
  85. PWC Kitchen Staff Expands
  86. WHAM Participants Enjoy Winter Exercise
  87. Glass Greenhouse to Brighten PWC Campus
  88. Peers Display Unique Creative Designs
  89. Scent of Cedar Fills the Air at PWC
  90. Firewood Is Latest Winter Market Item
  91. January Is Mental Wellness Month
  92. Market Still Vibrant in Winter
  93. Market Begins Early Preparations for Spring
  94. Runner Undertakes His Own Journey for Mental Health
  95. It's Addiction Recovery Awareness Day
  96. A YARN Worth Telling
  97. Resolutions and Risk Reduction: Top Six Actions for Better Health
  98. PWC Plans for New Year
  99. Peers Receive Holiday Food Bags
  100. Tips for a Healthier You in 2014
  101. Perfect Attendance Rewarded
  102. Festive Christmas Lunch Enjoyed at PWC
  103. Americus Civitans Bring Christmas Spirit
  104. Christmas Celebrations Fill Day and Night at PWC
  105. Cheer Up the Blues Almost Here!
  106. Peer Mentoring Brings Special Holiday Gift
  107. Peer Spotlight: Laurie Hildreth
  108. It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!
  109. PWC Hosts RESPECT Seminar
  110. Re-TREE-ving Lives Is Unique Christmas Parade Theme
  111. Seasonal Food Bags Bring Holiday Cheer
  112. Holiday Season Includes Fun & Learning
  113. Dressing for the Occasion
  114. A Thanksgiving Wish
  115. Peer Spotlight: Bible on Parade
  116. Healthy & Delicious: Fuyu Persimmons
  117. Healthy Eating Vital to Wellness and Recovery
  118. A Lesson in Pumpkin-Craft
  119. Group Attends Georgia Peer Support Institute
  120. Striking Back Against Hunger
  121. Community Spotlight: Johnny Shiver Provides Unique Support
  122. Georgia Advocate Shares Personal Story
  123. Peer Spotlight: Essie Fulks
  124. Wanda Liles Makes Wishes Come True
  125. PWC Celebrates Spirit Week
  126. Stigma Can Be Scary
  127. A Tale of Two Walks: Minister and Mental Health Advocate Meet
  128. PWC Participates in Farm to Fork Gala
  129. "Skeleton" Crews Learns Life Skills
  130. PWC Participates in Andersonville Fair
  131. October Is Mental Illness Awareness Month
  132. Treadmill Record Set at Center
  133. The Scarecrows Are Here!
  134. Getting Ready for Autumn Fires
  135. Peer Spotlight: Javin Baker
  136. Birthdays Are Special at PWC
  137. Clothes Closet Provides Assistance to Peers
  138. PWC Weekly Schedule Requires Advance Planning
  139. Fall Exercise at PWC
  140. Water, Water Everywhere!
  141. Promoting Your Child's Mental Health
  142. September Is for Celebrating Recovery
  143. Peer Provides Lesson in Integrity
  144. National Suicide Prevention Week Is Here
  145. Local Physician Supports Center
  146. Market Ready for Fall Season
  147. National Recovery Month Focuses on Pathways to Wellness
  148. GSW Student Nurses Visit Campus
  149. Peer Spotlight: Artist at Work
  150. Guilt-Free Southern Cooking
  151. Media Matters: Sharing the Journey
  152. Pulling Our Weight with Fitness Program
  153. James Goss Achieves Educational Goal
  154. Lions Club and Peers Provide Mutual Support
  155. Koi Pond Enhances Peaceful Campus
  156. Visitors Provide Time for Sharing
  157. Wellness Walk Helps Keep the Pace
  158. Jeff Williams Recognized for Community Contributions
  159. Crisis Intervention Team Trainees Visit Campus
  160. Peers Attend RESPECT Institute Seminar
  161. PWC Traces Its Roots
  162. Rudy Hayes Visits PWC
  163. Creativity Corner
  164. Peer Shows Leadership in Learning & Teaching Reading Skills
  165. "First Couple" of PWC Celebrates Anniversary
  166. Summer Barbecue: Thanks to Civitans!
  167. Book Loving Peer Teaches Life Lesson
  168. Giving Back Part of Recovery
  169. Peacemakers Campers Tour PWC
  170. Happy Fourth of July!
  171. First Methodist Youth Group Visits Center
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  175. Flower Tower Power
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  177. Peer Member Reflects on Early Years -- Part II
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  179. PWC Peer Pays It Forward as Reading Tutor
  180. Watermelon Salsa!
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  182. Men Are Creative, Too!
  183. Customer Service Part of PWC Market Outreach
  184. Local Nursing Students Visit PWC
  185. 7 Tips for Reducing Stress
  186. Albany CSB Group Tours Campus
  187. Time for Tomatoes
  188. Great Taste, Low Costs, Good Nutrition -- It's Breakfast at PWC!
  189. Gideons Share Bibles with Peers
  190. Mental Health Month Daily Tip
  191. Peer's Spring Planting Teaches Lesson in Recovery
  192. "Peers Helping Peers" in Action
  193. PWC Peer Places 1st in Area Run
  194. PWC Welcomes New Horizons Staff
  195. Pathways to Wellness: A Healthy Diet
  196. Community Event Draws Visitors to Market
  197. Older Adults Reach Out for Mental Health Treatment
  198. New Flower Towers Grace Hope Park
  199. Plant Education
  200. All in the Family: Peer Profile
  201. Creativity Blooms Alongside Plants at Market
  202. Double Trouble Offers Double the Support
  203. A Taxing Day? Get Some Stress Relief
  204. Rainy Days and Fridays (Never Get Us Down)
  205. WRAP Program a Favorite Recovery Guide at PWC
  206. Token System Provides More than Token Results
  207. Lessons Learned: Water Conservation and Plant Care
  208. April in Bloom
  209. 10 Things: Amanda Perry
  210. Monitoring Progress through Documentation
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  213. Area Law Enforcement Visit PWC during Crisis Intervention Training
  214. Peer Mentors Promote Reading Comprehension
  215. WHAM Program Brings New Opportunities
  216. Fighting Germs at PWC
  217. Hangin' in the Greenhouse
  218. Teens and Addiction - New Links
  219. Greenhouse Prep Work in Progress
  220. Spring Preparations Continue
  221. Spring Greens on the Way
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  225. Puzzle Pieces and Knitting Needles Make for Creative Partnerships
  226. National Eating Disorders Awareness Week Almost Here
  227. Manson Markette Works His Magic on PWC Grounds
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  231. Blue Argo Offers Unique Gift to PWC
  232. PWC Intern Promotes Respect for the Environment
  233. PWC Team Wins Area Cook-Off
  234. Collard and Cornbread Cook-Off: Don't Forget!
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  237. Legacy Walls: A Look Back
  238. Going Green: Collards and Competition
  239. An Artful Health Reminder
  240. Second Harvest: Pecans in Demand at Market
  241. Keeping the #1 New Year's Resolution
  242. "Recycle and Reuse" in Action at PWC
  243. Americus Banker "Pays It Forward"
  244. Local Civic Group Brings Holiday Cheer
  245. Community Spotlight: Local Businessman Gives Back
  246. Building a Sense of Community
  247. Winners Announced in PWC Gasoline Raffle
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  249. Walk 27 to Honor Shooting Victims
  250. 11 Tips for Avoiding Holiday Depression Triggers
  251. Cheer Up the Blues Is Big Success
  252. PWC a Christmas Parade Winner
  253. Equation for Wellness
  254. Cheer Up the Blues 2012 Coming Soon
  255. PWC Reps Attend Georgia Peer Support Institute
  256. No Rain Delays at PWC!
  257. Wellness Program under Expansion
  258. Beating the Holiday Blues: Part I
  259. Thanksgiving Offers Food for the Spirit (and Healthy Appetites!)
  260. THANKS for GIVING: Volunteers Make the Season Bright
  261. Going Green with Unique Garden Mulch
  262. Ten Tips for Better Mental Health
  263. Judicial Rep Tours PWC
  264. One Man's Anti-Smoking Campaign
  265. Net-Working at PWC
  266. Ready for Our Close-Up
  267. Pecan Harvest Prompts Holiday Baking
  268. Mental Health Wellness Week Almost Here
  269. New Peer Specialists Certified
  270. The Blueberry Connection
  271. Stuart Perry Speaks at Town Hall Meeting
  272. PWC Recognized for Best Practices
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  274. Six Exercise Essentials
  275. Joining Hands to Beat Mental Illness
  276. PWC Learns Fire Safety Tips from Local Experts
  277. Congratulations to DJ!
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  279. Double Trouble to Double Recovery
  280. National Depression Screening Day
  281. Fall Fair Fun!
  282. Sowing the Seeds for Harvest Bounty
  283. Birthdays Provide Opportunity for Emotional Benefits
  284. National Depression Screening Day Is Next Week
  285. Peer Profile: Artist at Work
  286. They're Baaack -- Global Outreach Lends a Hand
  287. Fall Ramblings
  288. Hog Wild for Fitness
  289. An A+ for Effort
  290. Commemorating Suicide Prevention Week
  291. The Scarecrows Are Coming!
  292. September 11: A Time to Remember
  293. Fall Market Update
  294. PWC Reps Attend State Consumer Conference
  295. Happy Patch Market Prepares for Autumn Season
  296. Rosalynn Carter Visits Perry Wellness Center
  297. Planting a Seed of Hope
  298. Intern Promotes Social Contact for Mental Health Peers
  299. Peer Profile: Bible Study in the Garden
  300. Meditation Arbor Provides both Shade and Inspiration
  301. Lesson in Leadership
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  304. Global Outreach Ministries Students Provide Assistance at PWC
  305. 90 Minutes to Better Mental Health
  306. Wellness Tip: The Sounds of Nature
  307. Teamwork, Physical Activity, Friendly Competition: Let the Games Begin!
  308. Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network A Voice for Many
  309. Carter Center Celebrates 30 Years of Mental Health Focus
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  311. Hope Park Provides Quiet Oasis
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  316. Lessons of the Geese
  317. Lowe's Provides Garden Equipment to PWC
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  320. New Hours at Happy Patch Market
  321. PWC Participates in Local "Farm to Fork" Benefit
  322. Get Ready for a Farm to Table July 4th Cook-Out
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  324. Local Support Always Welcome
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