Other Than Peer-Support Officers, What Other Mental Health Professionals Can Assist Emergency Personnel?
It is also a major concern for healthcare practitioners themselves, both as a workplace culture issue and as a barrier for help seeking.
Through shared understanding, respect, and mutual empowerment, peer support workers help people become and stay engaged in the recovery process and reduce the likelihood of relapse. Peer support services can effectively extend the reach of treatment beyond the clinical setting into the everyday environment of those seeking a successful, sustained recovery process. Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS) is enriched by the lived experiences of people in recovery, who play key roles in BRSS TACS project leadership, development, and implementation.Peer support workers may need to develop additional core competencies to provide services to specific groups who also share common experiences, such as family members. The shared experience of being in recovery from a mental health and/or substance use condition or being a family member is the foundation on which the peer recovery support relationship is built in the behavioral health arena.
By taking equal and uninterrupted turns we benefit by both listening and speaking. By expressing the feelings associated with our experiences, we help each other heal. In providing an environment that is confidential, safe, and accepting.
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