- Apr 13 2021
- 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Community Event: Why and How Peer Services Improve Health and Wellness of People with Mental Illness (4/13 12-1 PM)
Brought to you by the National Council for Behavioral Health (NCBH)
|For many reasons, including barriers to accessing quality health care, people with serious mental illness (SMI) have a mortality rate between 1.5 to 3 times greater than those without mental illness. Prior to and during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, peer support specialist programs exist to address some of the challenges that impede healing and overall health outcomes of persons with SMI.
Join NCBHfor our webinar, Why and How Peer Services Improve Health and Wellness of People with Mental Illness,
in partnership with the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), as we explore the benefits of peer support services, research findings on peer support services, practical guidelines on setting up peer support programs and how COVID-19 health challenges have affected peer support services among people with SMI.