Peer support resources

Peer support brings together people with shared experiences to offer support and guidance. We've identified a few peer support resources specificially for individuals with psychosis. 

Nav Bar LogoAnxiety & Depression Association of America (ADAA)

This community is a safe space for those affected by anxiety and depression to talk to others who truly understand. ADAA is a nonprofit dedicated to the prevention, treatment, & cure of anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD and co-occurring disorders through education, practice, & research.

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Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)

The DBSA envisions wellness for people living with mood disorders (depression and bipolar disorder). The organization provides hope, help, support and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders. DBSA offers both in-person and online support groups to help you find support near you.

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Fireweed CollectiveFireweed Collective

Fireweed Collective offers mental health education and mutual aid through a Healing Justice and Disability Justice lens. We support the emotional wellness of all people and center QTBIPOC folks in our internal leadership, programs, and resources. Fireweed Collective Groups are virtual spaces where folks can connect, and offer mutual aid with others who share similar life experiences and struggles.

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Hearing Voices Network USA

The Hearing Voices Network (HVN) USA is one of over 20 nationally-based networks around the world joined by shared goals and values, incorporating a fundamental belief that there are many ways to understand the experience of hearing voices and other unusual or extreme experiences. 

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Mental Health Association San Francisco

The Mental Health Association of San Francisco is a peer-led social justice community dedicated to progressive mental health issues for the past 70 years. The organization provides a number of support groups for different mental health experiences. 

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About NAMI Iowa - NAMI IowaNAMI San Francisco 

NAMI support groups offer participants an opportunity to share their experiences and gain support from other attendees. Each group is led by teams of two peers, each meeting emphasizes our overall messages of hope and community.  The groups are free of charge and are confidential. 

Currently, all our support groups are currently held online through Zoom.

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Strong365’s mission is to empower young people to rediscover their inner strength and seek support through online education, 24/7 peer support and connection to specialized care across the U.S. 

Strong365 offerse free, 1:1 peer chat support through 7 Cups.

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Interested in becoming a peer support specialist?

A peer support specialist is a person who has lived experience with recovery from a mental health challenge and has been trained to support those who struggle with mental health. They provide non-clinical, strengths-based support and are “experientially credentialed” by their own recovery journey (Davidson, et al., 1999). The following organizations can help you learn how to become a peer support specialist: