Making the Case for Peer Support


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The earliest known peer support group in mental health was the Lunatic Friends’ Society established in England around 1845. Some peer-run groups also formed in Germany in the late nineteenth century, which protested on involuntary confinement laws. In addition to this a number of individuals in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries publicised their protests about their treatment in autobiographies and petitions (Peterson, 1982).

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