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.
Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) are less likely than their white counterparts to utilize mental health services despite experiencing mental illness at a similar rate to white individuals.
California’s kids are struggling. The pandemic and related issues have created a mental health crisis for our kids. California’s educators have been on the front lines of this challenge. It’s time for bold and collaborative action. In […]