Saturday, July 21, 2018
Supporting Men > Peer Support

As she sought treatment, she met others like her, which helped her to begin

http://toronto.citynews.ca/2018/03/22/montreal-therapists-citizens-raise-awareness-of-compulsive-hoarding/ MONTREAL – Mitsou Lefebvre-Lafrance never realized that the piles of books, papers, clothes, collectibles and craft supplies that covered every surface in her Montreal apartment were a problem until she needed to move to a smaller space. But as the move approached, she suddenly realized she just couldn’t, or didn’t know

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Canada: peer support needs training and lived experience

https://www.thestar.com/vancouver/2018/05/08/lived-experience-is-important-but-not-sufficient-in-mental-health-and-substance-use-support-say-experts.html Almost all of those employees have lived experience with mental health issues. And they have all been given training, said Anderson, that both encourages them to draw on their histories as a resource, and respects the challenges lived experience can present in the workplace. “It isn’t just about inviting people’s lived

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Peer support via app

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-05-facebook-app-opportunity-unpaid-alzheimer.html The study, "Friendsourcing Peer Support for Alzheimer's Caregivers Using Facebook Social Media," states that there is a significant opportunity to help improve caregiver stress, burden and support through online peer support interventions. The app was developed as part of an investigation of a peer support group intervention in which emotional and

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Peer support for police,fire,ambulance officers

http://foxsanantonio.com/news/local/peer-support-training-helps-save-lives-of-first-responders Melissa Graham, a psychologist with the San Antonio Police says the peer support training can help first responders fight their battles with a teammate, something they do on fire lines every day. "You pair a peer with a peer that’s been through a similar situation and they're more likely to talk

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