Global Peer Support Celebration


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​We spoke to Scott Loder, who works at the DHHS Lincoln Regional Center as a Recovery Program Specialist. Scott battled addiction and helps others who are now in the recovery process and encourages others to do the same.​

In recognition of Global Peer Support Celebration Day, the Division of Behavioral Health, Office of Consumer Affairs (OCA) invites you to participate in a virtual event to recognize, reflect and celebrate our peer supporters and highlight the impact and contributions they make to supporting others in their recovery journey.

The old adage “you can't understand someone until you walk a mile in their shoes" seems tailor-made for October 20, which is Global Peer Support Celebration Day (GPSCD). GPSCD is an annual celebration of peer supporters, peer support services, and recognizing their work in helping their peers. Peer supporters work with individuals with mental health, substance use, and or trauma-related challenges as they move forward along the continuum of recovery and inclusion.

If you would like to help celebrate the value of peer supporters, please use the form below to submit your personal message to recognize a peer supporter who has made an impact in your life, to share the value you find in being a provider of peer support, or to highlight the value of peer support service delivery.

​All entries must be received by Monday, November 7 and will be shared on DHHS social media platforms during the second week of November.​

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