We need more peer involvement in decisions that affect consumer/survivors of mental health services, treatment, and the mental health system. Otherwise, corporate interests driven by a profit motive will be the only voice decision-makers hear on decisions that affect us.
We must have more peer involvement at the tables of decision-making organizations, more outcomes-based research institutions, policy and regulatory domains, as well as educational institutions!
I attended the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) public input event earlier this year. There were only TWO of us Mental Health Peer Advocates speaking out
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