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Mental Health America of Virginia believes in the power of peer support!

How Peer Support is Transforming Mental Health Care

A growing body of evidence demonstrates that peer support services are effective in supporting those in recovery from trauma, mental health and substance use challenges. Join us during National Recovery Month to learn how Virginia’s peer recovery specialists are improving outcomes and transforming mental health care.

Becky Sterling, DBHDS Director of Recovery Services, will share exciting developments in the advancement of peer support as a recognized profession in Virginia. Stephen Dawe, CPRS with Henrico Mental Health Services, and Calendria Jones, CPRS with Richmond Behavioral Health Authority, will offer personal insight into the role of a peer recovery specialist.

Presentation and discussion with full buffet dinner sponsored by Anthem BlueCross BlueShield, HCA VA John Randolph Medical Center and Virginia Victims Fund. This event is most suitable for behavioral health care providers who want to learn more about the value of peer recovery support and the role of peer support specialists in mental health services. $25/person donation to Mental Health America of Virginia.

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The mentally ill need a voice and most times unfortunately it can’t come from their loved ones but thankfully it can from agencies such as yours. Thank you.- Anonymous