Mental Health Peer Support
- Wednesday, November 13, 2013 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
- LBJ Student Center Room 3-10.1
Mental health peer support is a relatively new initiative in the mental health recovery movement through which people who have achieved a high level of recovery from a diagnosed mental illness are able to assist others in the recovery process by providing the following types of services: empathetic listening; referral to healthcare services; accompaniment to doctor appointments; advocacy for patient-driven decision making; and life coaching. This session will describe how a person can become a certified peer support specialist. It will include a demonstration of peer support and how it plays an important role in the recovery process.
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