Peer support — individuals with lived experience helping other individuals with lived experience — is an important part of mental health recovery. Peer support specialists are often trained, certified and prepared to help with recovery, much like a therapist but with different schooling and credentials. In times of widespread crisis like our country is experiencing now, when the mental health field is overburdened, these specialists are more important than ever.
Learn from experts at NAMI and Mental Health America, the nation’s leading organizations that provide peer-based support for mental illness recovery, about just how valuable peer support can be times of crisis. We will also cover key NAMI resources you can access right now to find peer support. Topics covered will include:
Patrick Hendry, Vice President of Peer Advocacy, Supports & Services, Mental Health America
Trisha Chaung, Program Manager, NAMI
Dawn Brown, Director of Community Engagement, NAMI
Jeremiah Rainville, NAMI Peer Leadership Council Chair
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