The Pillars of Peer Support Services initiative is designed to develop and foster the use of Medicaid funding to support Peer Support Services in state mental health systems of care.
Peer Supports & Student Groups
Navigating College is a free handbook written by adults with autism for college students with autism. It includes a variety of different individuals’ perspectives and strategies on topics including accommodations, housing, health and safety, advocacy, and social life.
Online support community for people dealing with grief, death, and major loss, with over fifty monitored support groups for children, youth, and adults.
Twelve-step program to support individuals to change compulsive gambling behavior. Website offers a broad range of problem gambling information and resources, including localized hotline information.
Friends are Good Medicine was established in November of 1986. It was the first county-wide clearinghouse in the Central Valley. The directory was first published in 1987 to publicize support groups. Friends provide leadership training, consultation and assistance to groups, and information sheets on topics of interest to self-helpers.
Working collaboratively with the NAMI Support Technical Assistance and Resource (STAR) Center, the UIC Center developed a cultural competency toolkit for use by mental health peer-run programs and self-help groups. The toolkit is also applicable to traditional mental health and rehabilitation programs.
The nation’s leading non-profit organization serving individuals with ADHD and their families. CHADD has over 200 local chapters throughout the U.S. Chapters offer support for students, parents, teachers, and others.
Twelve-step program to support people who want to change compulsive eating habits.
An advocacy group for people living with mental illness and their loved ones. A good source of information and resources on mental health topics.
The Schizophrenia page from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) includes an overview of schizophrenia, treatment options, support strategies, and links to relevant NAMI discussion groups.