What Is Peer Support and What Does It Mean for Mental Health?

Peer Support refers to the help and support that people with lived experience of a mental illness are able to give one another. In recent decades Peer Support has become a billable mental health service. Peer specialists model recovery, teach skills and offer supports to help people experiencing mental health challenges lead meaningful lives. Join NAMI NC host Peg Morrison (pictured above left) for a discussion of the latest research on peer support and the health disparities experienced by people with mental health challenges. This week, Thursday with NAMI guests are both leaders in the Recovery Movement – Pamela Goodine, (center) a Peer Support Specialist with the Forsyth County Public Health Department, and Martha Barbone, (pictured right) a Peer Support Trainer in the Boston area.

Thursdays with NAMI starts at 7pm and is free and open to all, but registration is required. To register and view the schedule for future sessions, please click HERE .