Did you know that peer partners enhance lives? Research has shown that for people who are hospitalized, regular interaction with peer partners during hospitalization and following release significantly reduces the likelihood of re-hospitalization.
In 2011, PEERS launched an 18-month peer partner pilot program, which boasted the following results:
- 72% reduction in re-hospitalizations
- Increased time between hospitalizations
- Reduced length of stay
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Harvey Rosenthal of NYASPRS, Amy Colesante of the Mental Health Empowerment Project and Sarah Goodman of Baltic Street, leed an excellent workshop on the opportunities for peer services in Healthcare Reform.
The program partners peers with those who are in the hospital, and the results are nothing short of impressive.
Campus Mental Health Project is a partnership between PEERS and California State University, East Bay (CSUEB) to bring mental health awareness to their students.