Peer Power

Within RIM and the field of mental health, Peers are individuals who each have personal experience with mental health challenges and/or substance use disorder and who are in a supportive relationship with each other. This shared experience can greatly help the process of those individuals building mutual understanding, acceptance, and support. This social connection is often missing and often needed to help rebuild the self-esteem and improved mental health of both individuals. A great deal of scholarly and practical research has proven the ability of this dynamic to be a cost-effective and empowering road to recovery. Recovery in Motion is built on this awareness and resource; nearly every participant is a Peer, including staff and Board.

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