- No Judgment
- Shared Experiences
- You make your goals!
A Certified Peer Support Specialist (PSS) uses their lived experience to engage, educate, advocate, guide, and support clients with a serious and persistent mental illness to role model recovery. Peers offer hope and encouragement by sharing their experiences and knowledge. They create opportunities for recovering individuals to live satisfying and meaningful lives. A Peer Support Specialist will assist a client in developing their own “recovery plan” to promote their personal hopes, wellness, and recovery to successful living in the community.
Certified Peer Support Specialists provide hope for individuals, families, and communities recovering from mental illness by offering:
- Connections to a community of peers
- Encouragement and understanding
- Information on accessing resources
- Support through recovery