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What is a Peer Support Specialist?
A Peer Support Specialist receives specialized training and certification through the State of Michigan to provide Peer Support Services. To become a Certified Peer Support Specialist a person has to be in recovery and is, or has, received public mental health services.
What does a Peer Support Specialist do?
A Peer Support Specialist can help support you in overcoming barriers, setting goals, and advocating for your needs. They can also help you get back into the community and learn to cope with issues you face in everyday life. Peer Support Specialists also are experts in navigating the mental health system, applying for benefits, finding housing, and obtaining employment. They can meet you one on one in office, at home, or in the community. They also run groups that assist in reaching and sustaining recovery through overall health and wellness.