Dee Jacobsen – Why We Need More Peer Involvement

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 need more peer involvement in policy making

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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