Life Experience is Key for Certified Peer Support Specialists

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From MinnPost: Peer support specialists can play a crucial role in helping people recover from life challenges including addiction, mental health concerns, and homelessness.

“‘Certified peer support specialists offer something that other mental health professionals can’t,’ said Jode Freyholtz-London, executive director of Wellness in the Woods, a mental health consumer-run organization, and associate facilitator for the peer specialist program. ‘They have been through it all, and they understand how to help others work their way through a range of problems.'”

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