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Experts Say It’s Like Getting A Mental Health ‘Stimulus Check’ From Your Peers. By Denise Brodey, Forbes. April 26, 2020.

Peer counseling seen as salve for first responders’ stress and despair. By Michael Moline, Florida Phoenix. February 28, 2020.

For Some Vets, Peer Counseling May Be More Helpful Than Traditional Mental Health Treatment. By Alyssa Jeong-Perry, The American Homefront Project. February 4, 2020.

Lived Experience in New Models of Care for Substance Use Disorder: A Systematic Review of Peer Recovery Support Services and Recovery Coaching. By David Eddie, , Lauren Hoffman, Corrie Vilsaint, et al. Frontiers in Psychology. June 13, 2019.

Defining “Peer Support”: Implications for Policy, Practice, and Research. By Darby Penney, Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. 2018.

The Alternative Peer Group: A Developmentally Appropriate Recovery Support Model for Adolescents. By Angela Nash, and Crystal Collier, Journal of Addictions Nursing. November 2, 2016.

Peer support among persons with severe mental illnesses: a review of evidence and experience. By Larry Davidson, Chyrell Bellamy, Kimberly Guy, and Rebecca Miller. Mental Health Policy Paper, Yale University School of Medicine. June 2012.

Peer Support: A Theoretical Perspective. Shery Mead, David Hilton, and Laurie Curtis. IntentionalPeerSupport.org.

Peer Programs Helping Schools Tackle Student Depression, Anxiety. By Tim Walker, NEA (National Education Association) Today. November 14, 2019.

A Systematic Review of the Effectiveness of Peer-Based Interventions on Health-Related Behaviors in Adults. By Allison R. Webel, Jennifer Okonsky, Joyce Trompeta, and William R. Holzemer, American Public Health Association. February 2010.

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