Honoring the Work & Life of Susan Preffer

It's with a sad heart that we share news of the passing of our friend Susan Preffer. For over 10...

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The Roots of Lived Experience and Peer Support

The phrase "lived experience" has been widely adopted in the peer support movement. We talk about...

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Peer Specialists Are Not Clinicians

peer support Jun 21, 2017

Peer Specialists are an emerging workforce in behavioral health. Many Peer Specialists work...

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Celebrating the Life of Eddie Taylor

 

We just received the sad news that Eddie Taylor, a peer specialist in Kansas City, KS, has...

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Historical Roots of Peer Practitioners

Today, many people with the lived experience of recovery, are working in paid positions in...

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Peer Staff as Disruptive Innovators

peer support Jul 04, 2011

There is a tension at the heart of our work as peer staff. It is the tension between Love and...

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Howie the Harp

 

I just finished filming recovery videos in New York City last week. We shot about 36 videos of...

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The Legacy of Peer Support

peer support Jul 24, 2006

In contemporary times, we are seeing a rise in the numbers and types of peer-run programs across...

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Mentalism, Micro-Aggression and the Peer Practitioner

peer support Dec 14, 2004

I was visiting with a group of peer practitioners who were working as advocates and mentors with...

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