“Stigma” – is for people who can’t cope with life, regardless of the label you give it. In the old days it was “nervous breakdown” or “alcoholic” or “those who frequented opium dens.” Until relatively recently, nobody would have even considered trying to help these people – they were despised and cast out. Whatever we think about how much “help” psychiatry offers, they didn’t create stigma. Maybe they redefined it as biological or whatever. Peer support sounds like a nice idea until you examine it more closely. My impression was that if therapy (of any kind including peer support) is successful, it’s because of the relationship built up between the 2. That takes time, and I really doubt it can be done over the phone. It also takes an open mind, which many peers won’t have – not those who believe in meds, and not those who want to abolish psychiatry either.