I did not have positive support from established groups ; much the opposite…. they had their own language and resources that were not healthy to me . And they were solid on RX treatment which I knew was slowly killing me physically .
A new study published in Psychological Medicine finds that peer support interventions (PSIs) can effectively facilitate recovery from mental illness across various settings. These results allow a deeper look into how peer support services may aid individuals in recovery and what types of recovery may be accessible through PSIs.
“Peer support involves a mutual exchange of practical and emotional support, based on ‘shared understanding, respect, and mutual empowerment between people in similar situations with critical ingredients such as shared responsibility, hope, self-determination over one’s life, and the use of lived experience knowledge,” write the authors, led by Dorien Smit, a researcher at Radboud University and Pro Persona GGz.