Veteran Peer Specialists

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There are a number of Veterans who have come to realize that we need to empower ourselves with the ability to help each other. Developing a recovery lifestyle using WRAP and other mental health tools has proven to be effective when it comes to dealing with the traumas of combat. Many of us embrace different methods and recognize that no one way is the correct way to participate in treatment. Just as we are all individual our experiences are individual also.However what we have in common is service to our country.
The VA and community mental health service providers are now utilizing the value of Veterans helping Veterans by hiring Veteran Peer Specialists. Training and certification is available through NAMI and other developing State and local programs throughout the country. When it comes to reintegration there is no better way to handle issues than to have a "buddy" who has already done it.

I encourage more Veterans to become Peer Specialists and I encourage our OEF/OIF Veterans and their families to get the support that will help you to have wellness in your lives. We do recover and learn how to live with trauma.

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