In this episode, Duane and Bennett Tanton discuss the role of Peer Support in helping other service members in veteran mental health and wellness
In This Particular Episode You Will Learn:
- Bennett’s military background and journey towards working in the mental health field
- The training that Bennett received to become a Certified Peer Support Specialist
- Bennett’s takeaways from training:
- Not everyone is the same, so not all interventions will work for everyone
- Training in ethics and boundaries is critical
- Peer Support is not for everyone; we must be healed first before trying to heal others
- How some mental health professionals see peer support specialists
- Perceived differences between a peer support specialist and a licensed mental health professional
- The need for mentorship after leaving the service
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