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A peer is a person with lived experience of recovery from mental illness or addiction. By combining this experience with skills learned in formal training, peer specialists e. Peer specialists are open about their lived experience and can be most effective when a program is recovery-oriented. Peer specialists support recovery, the process of change where people with a mental health disorder or substance use disorder improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential SAMHSA, Recovery is a non-linear process.
It is not a defined set of tasks that are the same for everyone. It is highly individual and contains times of progress and times of relapse.
There are many ro to recovery. About Peer Support Services.
What is a Peer? Can I be a Peer Specialist?
Are you 18 or over? Can you provide proof of high school graduation or a GED from an accredited organization?
Have you personally experienced challenges with mental health, substance use or both? Are you willing to share your story to inspire others?
What does a Peer Specialist do? Sees the person as a whole person in context of the persons role, family and community.
Functions as an advocate for the person in recovery, both within and outside the program.