June 11, 2024

2024 NAMI/NASMHPD Four-Part Webinar Learning Series | Peer Support: Finding Hope in a Mental Health Crisis | #2 Connection in Crisis: The Impact of Peer Support


Connection in Crisis: The Impact of Peer Support

Wednesday, June 12 | 3:30 – 5:00 PM EST

Join us for the upcoming webinar, sponsored by SAMHSA, Connection in Crisis: The Impact of Peer Support, where our guest speakers will explore the value of peer support during a crisis.

A mental health crisis often feels lonely and isolating. For the person in distress, it can be hard to imagine that anyone understands.

However, peer support specialists, as people with lived experience, can provide understanding, compassion, and hope to support individuals in those critical moments. They’re trained to deliver mental health support to others with serious mental illness.

In this webinar, we’ll explore the impact of peer support including:

  • How facilities and systems can engage peer support specialists in the continuum of crisis care.
  • How peer support services expand options, workforce, and approaches available to people in crisis.
  • How peer support connects people in crisis to more effective treatment options.

Engaging peer support specialists during a crisis reduces the potential for harm while leading to more healing and better recovery outcomes. Register today to reserve your space in this webinar!

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Our Experts

Amy Watson Headshot

Amy Watson, Ph.D.
Professor at the School of Social Work, Wayne State University

Steve Miccio Headshot

Steve Miccio
Chief Executive Officer, People USA


NASMHPD Webinar Series Sponsored by:

NAMI HelpLine is available M-F, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. ET. Call 800-950-6264,
text “helpline” to 62640, or chat online. In a crisis, call or text 988 (24/7).