In Texas, People With Mental Illness Are Finding Work Helping Peers

(By Lauren Silverman for NPR)

Recovery coaches and peer mentors – known in Alcoholics Anonymous as “sponsors” — have for decades helped people who are addicted to alcohol or drugs. Now, peer support for people who have serious mental illness is becoming more common, too. Particularly in places like Texas, where mental health professionals are in short supply, paid peer counselors are filling a gap. Continue reading article here…

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