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Peer Support

Peer Support involves a broad range of activities in which service users share information and supportive activities with one another. Peer support, also called mutual support, draws upon the strengths of persons in recovery. Recovery-oriented Services strive to maximize the ways that persons receiving service can benefit from peer support.

Peer Support and Advocacy Network (PSAN)
PSAN Warmline 1-866-661-WARM (9276)
Hours 12:00 noon to 10:00 p.m. seven days a week

Would it help to talk to someone who has been where you are? This Warmline is for persons not in mental health crisis, but who could benefit from talking with someone who can relate personally to their situation.

PSAN’s Certified Peer Specialist program offers mental health recovery support to adults with mental health issues.  Certified Peer Specialists have lived experience of mental health recovery and help other peers empower themselves to lead richer and healthier lives.  Please call 412-894-2359 for additional information.

Strengthofus.org 
Strength of Us is a user-driven, social networking on-line community where young adults, ages 18 to 25 years, living with mental health concerns can provide mutual support as they connect with peers, and share personal stories and helpful resources by writing and responding to blog entries, engaging in discussion groups and sharing videos, photos and other news.