Peer Support Services
Peer mentoring is a form or mentorship that usually takes place between a person who has lived through a specific experience (peer mentor) and a person who is new to that experience (the peer mentee). The mentor provides education, recreation and support opportunities for individuals. Peer mentors encourage critical thinking through new ideas and expanding the mentees way of thinking past what they are comfortable with.
Peer Support Services are provided by a Certified Behavioral Health Peer Support Specialist (CBHPSS) to promote empowerment, self-determination and positive coping skills through mentoring and other activities that assist a person with Substance Use Disorder (SUD) or Cooccurring Mental Health (MH) diagnosis to achieve their goals for personal wellness and recovery.
CBHPSS provide structured activities that promote socialization, self-advocacy, development of natural supports, crisis management, effective use of treatment services, positive coping skills, symptom management and facilitates the use of community resources and supports. CBHPSS guide their mentees through recovery support, mentoring, professional responsibility and advocacy.
At ADSGC we have two Behavioral Health Peer Support Specialists:
Dan Deming; Contact: (406) 586-5493
Gayla Taylor; Contact: (406) 586-5493 OR (406) 586-5908