Peer support among adults with serious mental illness: a report from the field.

@article{Davidson2006PeerSA,
  title={Peer support among adults with serious mental illness: a report from the field.},
  author={Larry Davidson and Matthew Chinman and David J. Sells and Michael Rowe},
  journal={Schizophrenia bulletin},
  year={2006},
  volume={32 3},
  pages={443-50}
}
Peer support is based on the belief that people who have faced, endured, and overcome adversity can offer useful support, encouragement, hope, and perhaps mentorship to others facing similar situations. While this belief is well accepted for many conditions, such as addiction, trauma, or cancer, stigma and stereotypes about mental illness have impeded… CONTINUE READING