Examples of peer recovery support services include: In 1997, SAMHSA hosted the first in a series of dialogue meetings for mental health peers and representatives from other groups to promote recovery and improve the behavioral health system.The dialogue meetings have led to positive developments, including advances in collaboration, product development, training initiatives, and technical assistance. (Youth Motivating Others through Voices of Experience) was developed by youth and young adults who experienced mental health challenges.In self-help and mutual support, people offer this support, strength, and hope to their peers, which allows for personal growth, wellness promotion, and recovery.Research has shown that peer support facilitates recovery and reduces health care costs.The [...] The Technical Workshop “Remediation of Radioactive Contamination in Agriculture” will be held at IAEA Headquarters from 17 – 18 October 2016. [...] From 7 – 18 November, FAO hosted a training-of-trainers on its Pesticide Registration Toolkit.This Workshop aims to promote and share knowledge and experience related to remediation of... The toolkit is a web based handbook to support countries with limited resources in evaluating pesticides rigorously before they can be...Another critical component that peers provide is the development of self-efficacy through role modeling and assisting peers with ongoing recovery through mastery of experiences and finding meaning, purpose, and social connections in their lives.
National Recovery Month helps to raise public awareness and understanding that people recover and celebrates those who support individuals in recovery.
These services help prevent relapse and promote sustained recovery from mental and/or substance use disorders.
For more information, visit SAMHSA’s What Are Peer Recovery Support Services? Through the RCSP, SAMHSA recognizes that social support includes informational, emotional, and intentional support.
Peers also provide assistance that promotes a sense of belonging within the community.
The ability to contribute to and enjoy one’s community is key to recovery and well-being.
Unfortunately, many individuals often remain socially isolated and excluded.