About the Event:
In this webinar, the findings from our recent listening session, “Hearing the Truth about Racism in Recovery” were presented. Participants will learn about how race is impacting recovery supports in the community and the behavioral health system; will learn about how race creates barriers to recovery and wellness; and will learn immediate actions peer support providers can take to identify and remedy these barriers.
Key Learning Objectives:
1. Describe how race impacts recovery supports in the community and the behavioral health system.
2. Discuss how race creates barriers to recovery and wellness.
3. Identify immediate actions peer support providers can take to recognize and remedy barriers.
About the Presenters:
The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network believes in the ability of everyone living with mental health concerns to enjoy lives of purpose, meaning, productivity, and wellness. Since it was founded in 1991, this grassroots nonprofit organization has been led and run by mental health peers—people in mental health recovery. At its core, the basis of peer support—one person using their lived experience to support another—is not new; in fact, it is the basis of human growth and development. Mental health peers with special training are now able to use their lived recovery experience in clinical settings to provide something beyond a diagnosis or medication.
Roslind D. Hayes, BS, CPS-AD, CARES, WHWC is the Statewide Coordinator of the GMHCN's Peer Support, Wellness, and Respite Centers. She is a trainer/facilitator for the Certified Peer Specialist Project, Peer Zone, and Intentional Peer Support.
Chris Johnson, MFA, CPS, CPS-AD is GMHCN's Director of Communications. He is responsible for sharing information about recovery and wellness opportunities to behavioral health peers and providers across Georgia.