“There is a history of peer advocacy from which we can take inspiration, a legacy of the early consumer/survivor ex-patient movement. . . In New York State, other local groups, including the Mental Patients Liberation Alliance, came together in the 1980s and 90s to provide advocacy services for people faced with involuntary commitment.” My comment says that the Mental Lib Project was doing advocacy 10 years prior to your (quoted) history. Not a real problem, just more accurate. ” . . . organized in the 1970s by people in the ex-patients’ movement.” You wrote this: https://www.madinamerica.com/2018/02/who-gets-to-define-peer-support/ Sorry, Darby, Sera wrote a different article about the problems with the use of the word “peer.” https://www.madinamerica.com/2013/07/cheers-for-peers/ “According to http://www.dictionary.com, the word ‘peer’ is defined as follows: “a person who is equal to another in abilities, qualifications, age, background, and social status.” She discusses many related and relevant topics corresponding and extending what you have said. She did not express the paradox of “trained peer” vs “peer.” I got that from a discussion with Natan and don’t know if it is discussed in one of his articles.