Peer Support Services

You are not alone. Recover with the help of a peer.


Hinds Behavioral Health Services’ Peer Support Specialists are experienced in recovery and provide encouragement and support to individuals as they work toward person-centered recovery. ¬†A Peer Support Specialist is a family member and/or individual who has received or is presently receiving behavioral health services. Certified Peer Support Specialists use their life experiences in combination with formal training recognized by the Mississippi Department of Mental Health to help individuals navigate through community resources and work toward recovery as well as life goals. Peer Support Specialists utilize Recovery Support Plans (Home, Health, Community, and Purpose) and Wellness Recovery Action Plans to help individuals recover from mental illness and/or substance abuse.

Peer Support Specialists are available upon request, contact our main office to connect with a Peer Support Specialist or join a peer support group.



Think Recovery - Monica

"My recovery has gone to a level that I never knew was imaginable. As a peer support specialist, I live and breathe recovery. I model this recovery for other folks and let them know that recovery is possible for them too . . . When it comes down to it, I don't know who's helping who more."Take a few minutes and listen to Monica share her story of recovery and her work as a peer support specialist.

Posted by Mississippi Department of Mental Health on Friday, December 22, 2017

Get started with Peer Support Services

Call our main office to speak with a Peer Support Specialist