Innovations in Peer Supports

I first met Larry Fricks, Founder, Appalachia Consulting Group, the first day that I showed up for the DBSA Texas Certified Peer Specialist training in 2007 in Austin, Texas. My father paid for that certification training because I couldn’t afford the $900/training that year. I was promised a job and I needed a job. IContinue reading “Innovations in Peer Supports”


There is noticeable increases in the amount of attention and words spoken about reinstitutionalization, trending towards a return to the Asylum model. They are dialoguing on the pros/cons of long-term involuntary psychiatric inpatient warehousing with a predilection towards citing a human costs and benefits assessment on how to best support people living with serious and persistent mental illness.