Peer Support: Evidence and Experience

A quick guide to research and evidence on peer support

Becca Miller, Ph.D., of Yale School of Medicine and Laura Van Tosh teamed up to develop, “A QUICK GUIDE TO RESEARCH AND EVIDENCE ON PEER SUPPORT.”

Rebecca Miller, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor at the Yale School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry. She is an active member of the American Psychological Association, and has experience with person centered approaches, peer support, and citizenship for people with mental illness. She currently serves as Director of Peer Support and Family Initiatives at Connecticut Mental Health Center, where she uses her own lived experience with mental illness to inform her work.

Laura Van Tosh is a consultant with Companis Seattle, and recently started a version of the Mental Health Policy Roundtable she founded on the east coast in King County. The roundtable brings together newcomers and veterans of policy in a neutral environment of learning.

Guide (PDF)

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  1. The term “peer support” ought to be more accurately be stated as “peer support in recovery”. The main reason for this is that a much larger, broader and more comprehensive peer support movement as been associated with schools and students since the early 1970’s. To continue to leave out that aspect of peer support does a disservice to the millions of students who have volunteered to help their peers.

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