People with mental health challenges who are helped by peers tend to experience more thorough and longer-lasting recoveries (Vestal, 2013). Additionally, research shows that the use of peer specialists allows states to save mental health program dollars by reducing hospitalizations and other emergency interventions.
Mental Health America of Northeast Indiana (MHANI) offers recovery courses, one-on-one mentoring, and peer-facilitated support groups. A mental health diagnosis is not a requirement for participation in any services. MHANI is proud to employ peers at all levels of the organization.
Peer support services are funded by Parkview Community Health Improvement and the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction.