Mental Health Recovery/Peer Support Resources

Shery Mead Consulting
After she was threatened with the loss of custody of her children, Shery, a former consumer of mental health services, founded a peer organization whose focus was specifically “unlearning the mental patient role” and created New Hampshire’s first peer-run crisis respite program.  She has developed training for judges and lawyers about making reasonable custody decisions in cases where one parent has a psychiatric diagnosis.  Shery offers a broad range of training based on individual needs. These may include training in trauma-informed peer support, warmline skills, peer run crisis alternatives, evaluation and research training (with Dr. Cheryl MacNeil), and training for professionals in recovery-based practice.

Pat Deegan and Associates, LLC
Pat Deegan & Associates, LLC is a consumer/survivor/ex-patient run organization.  Its mission is to improve the personal, social, economic and cultural well being of people with psychiatric disabilities through ex-patient directed study and research.  The organization conducts research to broaden the knowledge of recovery, resilience, empowerment and healing; promote self-determination for people with disabilities; create new resources, including self-help and peer support materials; amplify the voice and support initiatives of people of color, women, children and youth, and gay men and lesbians who have been diagnosed with mental illness; discover, interpret and preserve the historical perspective and collective heritage of people receiving services in mental health systems; and investigate problems with and propose solutions to the forces that oppress and devalue people with disabilities.

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