We maintain that mental health recovery comes from within the person with the right supports. Join us in your own journey of recovery.
We are Peer-Supporters. Peer-support is an essential part of the recovery process. Countless people who have a lived experience with mental illness have shared with another what helps them, overcome situations, symptoms or just good health information. Pure peer-support is different from the "Certified Peer Specialist" role you may have heard about. You do not have to be a "certified peer specialist" to participate in peer-support. You only have to be a person who is willing to share with another what has been helpful to you.
This does not to diminish the "Certified Peer Specialist" role in any way. The "Certified Peer Specalist" role is an enormously important way to value the lived recovery experience of individuals living with mental illness. It is of tremendous value to people seeking recovery and applies to the way a mental health service system can get government reimbursement for providing intentional peer-support services. What better way to honor people's wellness efforts than with employment helping others also get well.
Mental Health Advocacy Inc. values and advocates for both peer roles, that of pure/natural peer-support and that of the "Certified Peer Specialist." We will connect people to both opportunities of support, training and information.
We are not in competition with any other consumer organization, but believe in collaboration and cooperation toward our common goals of better quality of life, inclusion and recovery for people living with mental illness.
Diane Waye – Executive Director
Totally Peer Run - We built this website on Google Sites for nothing but the $15 domain fee. We are totally volunteer, grassroots and Consumer Driven. You can learn the skills to build your own website or produce your own Youtube videos! Peers share knowledge with Peers in all aspects of life and wellness.
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