Tips to reduce negative attitudes faced by peer support staff
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Peer support staff are individuals in recovery from a mental illness and/or substance use disorder who have leveraged their lived experience to assist others in recovery. One challenge peer support staff may face on the job is a lack of acceptance and underlying stigma from their colleagues. This document provides guidance for how to reduce these negative attitudes and effectively integrate peer support staff into organizations.