our mission of our Peer support programs provide an opportunity for consumers who have achieved significant recovery to assist others in their recovery journeys. Peer specialists model recovery, teach skills and offer supports to help people experiencing mental health challenges lead meaningful lives in the community. Peer specialists promote recovery; enhance hope and social networking through role modeling.
Peer supporters are people who use their experience of recovery from mental health disorders to support others in recovery. Combined with skills often learned in formal training, their experience and institutional knowledge put them in a unique position to offer support. Plugged In Iowa peer support specialists work in a variety of settings including hospitals, drop-in centers (PRZ), and prisons/jails, peer support specialists go beyond treatment as usual and use different training and skills to support recovery in conjunction with professionals like therapists, social workers, and psychiatrists. They work in a variety of roles including case management, wellness coaching, education, and as active participants in a full range of clinical settings, including crisis services.
Regardless of the setting or role, we know that peer supporters actively involved in a person’s recovery can make all the difference.
Our team will support you in building a healthier you. No matter what your health needs are, having a team support you will keep you on the path to meeting them. We work together to connect you with the services you need.
Plugged In Iowa has facilitated the incorporation of peer support services into public mental health systems in more than 20 counties, resulting in better adherence to follow-up treatment, fewer unnecessary re-hospitalizations and significant cost savings for local governments.
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