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To meet the growing demand for peers, MHA has developed the first national advanced peer specialist certification. The high standards let peers show their expertise and experience, which opens new career paths and more opportunities to transform lives and services. Click here to learn more.

Peers can make all the difference in a person's recovery, but what is a peer anyway? Learn more about peers and the history and future of peer support in behavioral health here.

The evidence is clear: peer support works. From improving quality of life and keeping people engaged in the community to reducing depression and substance use, peer support makes a huge difference. Check out the latest research and reports.

The peer workforce is rapidly expanding. Read more about the integration of peers, wages, supervision, certification, and other peer workforces issues here.

Peer support is powerful and must be integrated into all areas of healthcare. Consumers and people with lived experience can make all the difference. Learn about some of the ways MHA is innovating in the field of peer support.

CPS Blogs

Each month the Center for Peer Support Newsletter publishes a new blog. Read our previous blog posts.

Support & Resources

Providing hope, modeling recovery, coaching, engaging, and connecting are just some of the ways peers make a difference in the lives of others.  Read our resources on the unique opportunities, strengths, and challenges that come with working in peer support here.

Sign up for the CPS Monthly Newsletter here.

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