Something New in Texas


Inspired by the National Alternatives Conference, PeerFest is an educational and celebratory event for Texans who have faced mental health challenges, and who are striving for and achieving recovery.

A Planning Committee was formed in the summer of 2015 comprised of 25 Texans with lived mental health experience. Our charge was to create an event unique to Texas but with the energy and inspiration of Alternatives. The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health funded the event and provided administrative support, but all major decisions were made by the Planning Committee in a participatory process of full collaboration.

WE DID IT! Our unbelievably fabulous event was held April 25-28, 2016, in Corpus Christi, Texas at the Hotel Emerald Beach. Check out our pictures and videos to see how truly amazing an experience it was!