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Friday Factoid: Is Likeness of Mental Health Experiences a Potential Avenue for Treatment Interventions?

Organized peer support with individuals diagnosed with mental illness builds upon naturally occurring encouragement. Maintenance of another’s wellbeing is oftentimes encouraged as a way to promote shared recovery experiences for anyone who has been diagnosed with mental illness, regardless of … Continue reading

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Understanding Peer Support as a Profession

“Recovery is a process of change through which an individual improves one’s health and wellness, lives a self-directed life, and strives to reach their full potential.” This is the current definition of “Recovery” according to the Substance Abuse and Mental … Continue reading

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Managing My Illness?

How do I manage my illnesses?  I go to my psychiatrist for tune-ups when I need it, and otherwise keep regular appointments with her.  I go to my therapist as needed, and at one time was going weekly after my … Continue reading

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Peer Support and Holistic Recovery

Peer Support not only involves asking open, honest questions and listening, but it also involves modeling recovery.  The certification gained through training does not guarantee that the Peer Support Specialist will be able to effectively model recovery to an individual.  … Continue reading

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Changing the expectations of those with mental illness

    It is important to ask the question, do we BELIEVE that the person we are working with can live a productive life?  At times it can be hard to do so.  The amount of trauma some individuals have … Continue reading

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Effective Listening and Peer Support

Effective Listening and Peer Support Services The Peer Support Specialist uses “Effective Listening” techniques when working with his or her peers (patients).  According to the Kentucky Peer Support training, the difference between listening and “effective” listening is that we know … Continue reading

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