Peer Support Specialist

Are consumers of mental health services who have been diagnosed with a mental illness for at least one year and are willing to share their illness and recovery stories with other Consumers. The goals of Peer Support Specialist include helping Consumers become more involved in the mental health system and their community and to become more independent and productive. Simply put, Peer Support Specialists are mentors who assist others with their recovery. Their unique experiences and skills can help many Consumers achieve their personal goals while assisting them in navigating the human services system.

Peer Support Specialists are trained and certified through the Michigan Department of Community Health to provide services according to the Medicaid State Plan.

 

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