New study finds that working as a peer support specialist is beneficial to individuals with criminal

Updated: Jun 2


A recently published study, “Mental Health Recovery: Peer Specialists with Mental Health and Incarceration Experiences,” explored the benefits of peer support for peer specialists themselves. “With their psychiatric and criminal histories, many participants anticipated limited opportunities for work, but becoming a peer support specialist offered a possibility for employment despite their past histories and offered a new identity different from their current identities as ‘patients’ or ‘criminals’.”

Learn more about this research and how to obtain a copy of the study here.

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