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Nov 20, 2023

Episode 306 brings to light the transformative influence of certified peer support services in mental health and recovery. Kurt Schmidt, a visionary in this field, unravels the profound impact of peer support and emphasizes its distinction from traditional sponsorship models. Certified peer support specialists, equipped with personal experiences and specialized training, play a pivotal role in breaking down barriers and establishing connections beyond conventional support structures.

This episode sets the stage for exploring the nuanced path of peer support specialization, guided by Kurt's insights. From the rigorous standards upheld by his organization to the essence of becoming a peer support specialist, we dive into the intricacies of a career that demands profound self-reflection and a genuine commitment to the well-being of others. Kurt's emphasis on collaborative growth, soul-searching, and the revolutionary approach of The Peer Network underscores the evolving landscape of mental health services through peer support.

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