The Importance of Peer Support

Been there!  Done that!  I am undertaking a new challenge in my life, working as a Certified peer support Specialist for the local community mental health center.  Kansas is one of the pioneers in developing the program, which empowers recovering consumers to assist others in meeting daily and lifetime challenges. The program is underwritten by the federal Medicaid program and administered by state Social and Rehabilitation Services.  Here, an outreach program through Wichita State University provides the necessary training and continued support. Not only does Peer Support provide a valuable service for those in need, it further allows personal growth through...

Read More