My Pet Peeve With Peer Support

This is a topic that has bugged me for years. At first, I thought it was just because I didn’t have a positive experience trying to get support from a ‘peer’ who was trained to be a peer support person. But my pet peeve is much bigger than that. It is when peer support is offered or suggested instead of treatment. Whereas I believe it has a place in addition to treatment.  I will try and explain my rationale in the following video. As always, I would love to hear what your experience with peer support.

One thought on “My Pet Peeve With Peer Support

  1. Well said, I totally agree with you the peers’ support should be an addition too. Peers do not have all the tools, skills and experience to help people with anxiety, depression, PTSD, cancer, fibromyalgia, … but they often do have empathy, the desire to help, to listen, to be there for you so it is nice to have them around.

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