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The Role of Peers & Allies in Recovery Statements

The following video statements were created as part of the MHE & YOU (Mental Health Experienced & Years of Understanding) 2014 Advisory Council's campaign to recognize May as Mental Health Awareness Month.

 peer statement 1

Peer Statement 1
Jibrael: Benefits of Peer Support in his personal life and working at Genesis Club in Worcester, MA

 


 

peer statement 2

Peer Statement 2
Getting and giving support to peers at the Genesis Clubhouse and in the community.

 


 

Peer Statement 3

Peer Statement 3
Thomas discusses community support

 


 

Peer Statement 4

Peer Statement 4
Justin: The support he gives and gets from his family

 


 

Peer Statement 5

Peer Statement 5
Dennis: Peer support and friendship

 


 

Peer Statement 6

Peer Statement 6
Susan: Her personal story and the peer support she receives

 


 

 

peer statement 7

Peer Statement 7
Tim gives advice and support to his peers

 


 

Peer Statement 8

Peer Statement 8
Mary: Giving & receiving peer support

 


 

Peer Statement 9

Peer Statement 9
Walter describes types of peer support in his lived experience

 


 

Peer Statement 10

Peer Statement 10
Jack: Peer support as a Genesis Club member

 


 

Peer Statement 11

Peer Statement 11
Colleen: Peer support during my experience with postpartum depression

 


 

Peer Statement 12

Peer Statement 12
Meg Hutchenson: “You alone can do it, but you can't do it alone"

 


 

Peer Statement 13

Peer Statement 13
Jason: Peer support is essential for our well-being

 


 

Peer Statement 14

Peer Statement 14
Support from the members at Genesis Club Inc.

 


 

Peer Statement 15

Peer Statement 15
Ed: Support from his peers at Genesis Club Inc.

 


 

Peer Statement 16

Peer Statement 16
Dennis: Peer support as a Genesis Club staff member

 


 

Peer Statement 17

Peer Statement 17
Colleen: Benefits of a peer support system

 


 

Peer Statement 18

Peer Statement 18
Mary: Siblings provide peer support for mom

 


 

Peer Statement 19

Peer Statement 19
Jason: Peer support with compassion for your well-being

 


 

Peer Statement 20

Peer Statement 20
Dee finds family & web-based peer support systems helpful

 


 

Peer Statement 21

Peer Statement 21
Walter: Peer support the great two-way street of recovery

 


 

Peer Statement 22

Peer Statement 22
Ed: Peer support working at the Central Mass. Recovery Learning Community

 


 

 Peer Statement 23

Peer Statement 23
Meg Hutchinson with Austin her pit bull: A special peer relationship

 


 

 Peer Statement 24

Peer Statement 24
Ami: Peer Facilitator at the Central Mass. Recovery Learning Community

 


 

 Peer Statement 25

Peer Statement 25
Mike: Peer supports are important at the Central Mass Recovery Learning Community

 


 

Peer Statement 26 

Peer Statement 26
Tanya: Insights & tips to supporting peers

 


 

Peer Statement 27 

Peer Statement 27
Amanda: Practicing peer supports at Health & Resiliency Training & Youth Council Groups

 


 

Peer Statement 28 

Peer Statement 28
Jennifer utilizes peer supports at work and at home

 


 

 Peer Statement 29

Peer Statement 29
Brenda: Peer supports offered at the Central Mass Recovery Learning Community

 

 


 

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Peer Statement 30
Donna: The System of Peer Support at the Central Mass Recovery Learning Community

 

 


 

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Joan: Peer Facilitator at the Central Mass Recovery Learning Community

 


 

 Final Peer Statement Final Peer Statement

A Message from UMass Chair of the Psychiatry Department
Dr. Ziedonis & Conclusion of our Peer Connections Campaign