Peer specialists are individuals with lived experience of mental health, substance use, trauma, legal involvement, and/or homelessness who are trained to help others engage in the recovery process. Peers have the unique experience of being a service recipient and provider within behavioral health and/or justice settings. Peers develop rapport with people seeking services and contribute invaluable insights to treatment teams based on their personal experience in navigating service systems.
SMHA Peer Specialist Workforce, 2022
December 01, 2022