2012 Will Be Year of the Peer
A recent blog post (with a link to a New York Times article) discusses how caregivers should look for innovative ways to use peers in the recovery process.
"This New York Times piece captures something that I've been thinking about for several weeks—that determined peers can accomplish, or help other peers to accomplish, truly remarkable acts of courage and recovery. Beyond the details of this story, I've observed a few very interesting instances myself. Most recently, I attended a meeting of Hearing Voices Network (HVN), an organization that advocates peer-run groups of people who help each other cope with the phenomenon of hearing voices."