Stay informed about the latest trends in peer support and advocacy! Whether your interest is in innovative ways to help others in recovery, to be a voice for the voiceless, or to be proactive in changing policies that impact peer supporters and people in recovery, below are some great resources. If you have others to add, email them to us! (

Mississippi Association of Addiction Professionals (MAAP) was launched by a handful of individuals who shared a vision to promote and participate in the development and recognition of professional standards and resources for alcohol and drug abuse counselors.

NAMI Mississippi is dedicated to the eradication of mental illnesses and to the improvement of the quality of life of all whose lives are affected by these diseases through a variety of education and advocacy programs.

The International Association of Peer Supporters’ mission is to grow the peer support provider profession by promoting the inclusion of peer support specialists throughout the mental health and behavioral health care systems.

Bring Change to Mind (BC2M) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging dialogue about mental health, and to raising awareness, understanding, and empathy.

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law is devoted to improving the lives of people with mental disabilities through changes in policy and law.

The Law Project for Psychiatric Rights (PsychRights) is a non-profit public interest law firm whose mission is to mount a strategic legal campaign against forced psychiatric treatment.

MindFreedom International leads a nonviolent revolution of freedom, equality, truth, and human rights that unites people affected by the mental health system with movements for justice everywhere.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) works to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery and cure.

SAMHSA Newsletter publishes in a continuous news cycle as an RSS feed to keep you up-to-date and informed about substance use and mental disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery.

Mental Health America is dedicated to promoting mental health, preventing mental disorders and advocating, educating, and serving all Americans on mental and substance use conditions.

Choose Help Blog provides reliable information to those that need help with an addiction or mental health concern.

The National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery (NCMHR) will ensure that consumer/survivors have a major voice in the development and implementation of health care, mental health, and social policies at the state and national levels, empowering people to recover and lead a full life in the community.

International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation is dedicated to the enhancement of practice, program development, program evaluation and innovations in mental health and substance abuse recovery programs worldwide.

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