Mental Health Treatment

The graduates of the 2022 SPIRIT program — now certified peer support providers — at their 2022 commencement ceremony on July 27. Photo: CRE8R Marketing and Creative Agency, LLC

Can Peers Power the Mental Health Workforce of the Future?

Peer support providers have the potential to play an important role in the mental health field, not only because they can help fill the gap in the workforce, but also because they have something unique to offer. Their lived experience working to recover from mental health or substance use challenges gives them insights they can offer to others in similar situations.

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