In Texas, People With Mental Illness Are Finding Work Helping Peers
Peer support groups, much like the Alcoholics Anonymous programs, are becoming more prevalent in the mental health community. In places like Texas, paid-peer support counselors are helping to improve the lives of individuals living with mental illness while filling the supply gap among mental health professionals.
Many of these counselors live with mental illness themselves. Their clients are reporting positive interactions because they are able to so closely connect with them.