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Peers Supporting People in Times of Crisis
Collaborating TTC: New England MHTTC, Northwest MHTTC, Pacific Southwest MHTTC
February 2, 2021

Original Broadcast Date: 1/25/21

SAMHSA’s (2020) National Guidelines for Behavioral Health Crisis Care- A Best Practice Toolkit highlights the critical roles Peer Specialists hold in providing services that promote wellness and recovery, including during crises. Peer Specialists bring distinct value in the engagement of people during and after suicide crisis in numerous ways, such as inspiring a sense of hope for recovery, personal understanding of barriers and solutions to mental health system navigation, and contributing to anti-stigma efforts with lived experience of mental health recovery.

With a diverse panel of Peer Specialists (youth and adult) working across the crisis continuum of care from the Pacific Northwest and Southwest and New England regions of the United States, audiences will learn about the roles of Peer Specialists in promoting wellness and recovery within mobile crisis units, peer respite programs, creating self-help tools like Apps and documentary film, supporting our colleagues within the Peer workforce, and working on warm and hot lines for both youth, adults, and older populations.

This panel is part of a 3-webinar series about Peer Specialists’ Roles in Behavioral Health Crisis including Suicide.