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MPRC is an alliance of peer run mental health organizations - peer-run drop-in centers, peer recovery organizations and various advocacy groups.
Peer support encompasses a range of activities and interactions between people who share a living experience with mental health concerns and other co-occurring challenges. Peer support offers a level of acceptance, understanding, and validation not found in many other professional relationships (Mead & McNeil, 2006). It promotes connection and inspires hope.
By sharing their own lived experience and practical guidance, peer support workers help people to develop their own goals, create strategies for self-empowerment, and take concrete steps towards building fulfilling, self-determined lives for themselves.
"Mental Health First Aid and Emotional CPR are the two most popular approaches to training laymen to support people in distress. Some say there are both pros and cons."
(Patrick Hruby / Los Angeles Times)
A fact of life is that at some point, at many points, we all suffer. Every single one of us knows what it’s like to be completely overwhelmed by a situation, a feeling, the state of our minds or the messiness of our lives.
Recovery Institute of Southwest Michigan wins BEST NON-PROFIT AWARD 2022 for Kalamazoo County by Southwest Michigan First
“We are so grateful and honored for this community recognition award. Thank you Kevin and the rest of The Chamber of Commerce team along with a huge THANK YOU to the many people who nominated, voted, and showed support. We did this together!
Thank you Kalamazoo!”
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