Monadnock Area Peer Support

mapsThe Monadnock Area Peer Support Agency was established in 1995. We are a consumer run organization with the mission to provide opportunities for mental health consumers to come together and support each other in moving forward toward what we want in life – as opposed to away from what we don’t want – and to establish a culture in which our members and participants feel more empowered and less dependent on the mental health system. We practice a particular kind of peer support which (as stated in the quotation above) is “a system of giving and receiving help founded on key principals of respect, shared responsibility, and mutual agreement of what is helpful.”*  This is called Intentional Peer Support (IPS). The intention is to use the peer support relationship to clarify, focus on, and move toward our personal life, recovery, and wellness goals.

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