Serving an Underserved Population: Peer Support, Disability, and Mental Health

Thursday, December 1, 2022
2:00 pm -3:00 pm, Eastern time

Host: Mental Health America

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people who have disabilities are nearly 5 times as likely to experience mental illness as people without disabilities. Between 25-40% of all people who have disabilities also have a mental illness. Peer support specialists are already equipped to intervene when a peer shows signs of a mental health condition and help the peers and families cope with a mental health diagnosis and to live successfully with a mental health condition. However, persons with disabilities face additional challenges to both recovery and the services of peer support.

In this free 60-minute webinar we will:

  • Discuss the interaction of intellectual/developmental, physical, and/or sensory disability and mental health conditions.
  • Attempt to better understand the lived experience of disability and its impact on recovery and reintegration.
  • Explore the unique challenges to service, access, and utilization among persons with mental health conditions and other disabilities.
  • Learn how to adjust typical peer support strategies to effectively serve persons with mental health conditions and other disabilities.

This webinar will be recorded and available to the public within one week. We do not offer CEUs, but certificates of attendance will be available upon request after the event.

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