Mental Health America of Palm Beach County recognizes peer support as an important guidepost on the journey to recovery.
The road ahead for individuals with mental health conditions is not always smooth. Building resilience makes it possible to navigate setbacks and sustain long-term recovery. Social connection through group support and wellness-recovery planning are critical components in building resilience and reaching a successful recovery.
At Peer Place Community Support Center, members interact and socialize with fellow members and their trained Recovery Support Mentors. Through daily groups, one on one peer coaching, and social connection, members feel supported and learn skills that aid them in their recovery journey.
MHA’s Peers Encouraging Employment Readiness (PEER) program leads individuals with personal recovery experience to train and work in peer support roles that result in professional employment as Certified Recovery Peer Specialists in the state of Florida.
Children need a caring adult to listen to them when they need someone to talk too. Listen to Children uses trained volunteers in the elementary and middle school setting to provide confidential one-on-one listening sessions with children who have been identified by their teachers as needing extra help due to family problems such as divorce or death, isolation, low self esteem, or other behavioral clues.
Taking a mental health screening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition.
Mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, are real, common and treatable. And recovery is possible.
Program to Encourage Active Rewarding Lives
This is a community based treatment program designed to reduce depression in physically impaired and socially isolated individuals who are over the age of 60. This problem-solving treatment is an empowering, skill-building approach that enables participants to define and solve their problems, become more socially and physically active, and experience more pleasant activities.