Peer support is clearly an effective and evidence-based practice
From Mental Health America: Peer support, the “process of giving and receiving encouragement and assistance to achieve long-term recovery,” is not a new concept in health care. Peer support is clearly an effective and evidence-based practice. It is cost-saving and improves outcomes for individuals with mental health conditions. As the mental health system becomes more recovery-oriented, peer support is a practice that should be available around the country. ExtendaTouch is focused on bringing together caregivers privately and personally to make new connections. Take a step forward and share your stories.