We are a podcast dedicated specifically to Peer Professionals: individuals who use their lived experience to assist others with the same conditions or in the same situations they have been in before (usually with mental health or substance use). Peer Support is a wide concept dating back as far as human interaction. In Pennsylvania, the Peer Profession has evolved over the last decade and a half and we hope to bring you episodes that are both educational and informative on the topic of Peer Support.
Ep 11 Jason Rilogio and Chris Smith - Peers Coming Full Circle
In this episode two Certified Peer Specialists discuss their experiences with coming full circle from being an individual receiving services to working to support others.
Bonus Episode - An Introduction to the Hosts
This extra episode is intended to give you an opportunity to get to know us better as hosts. We hope you enjoy getting more familiar with us.
Ep 10 Chris Lunsford On A Call To Change
Chris Lunsford, a member of the Call for Change Steering Committee, joins us to discuss the updates being made to this essential document guiding us toward a recovery-oriented system. Chris is a CPS from the Lehigh Valley and works for PMHCA (Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumer's Association) in a position funded by the PaPSC Appalachian Regional Commission grant.
Ep 9 Wendy Heatley: The Power of Words
Wendy Heatley joins us to discuss the power in language and how we can all learn to use respectful language within the behavioral health field.
Ep 8 Kim MacDonald & Tracy Carney: How Managed Care Companies Can Be Partners in Recovery, Part 2
In our second episode about Managed Care Companies and their relation to individual recovery, we sit down with Kim MacDonald-Wilson and Tracy Carney from Community Care Behavioral Health.
Ep 6 Abigail Boccardi: Self-Harm to Self-Care
In this episode we explore the topic of moving from self-harm to self-care with Abigail Boccardi. Abigail is a Certified Peer Specialist in the state of Pennsylvania and shares openly about this part of her recovery journey.