As an OHP Member you can access peer services at any time even if you are not using other treatment services.

What is Peer Support?

In behavioral health, a peer is usually used to refer to someone who has lived experience with mental health, addiction or trauma recovery.

Peer support is the process of giving and receiving encouragement and assistance to achieve long-term recovery. Peer support programs provide an opportunity for consumers who have achieved significant recovery to assist others in their recovery journeys.

Peers walk alongside you, offering hope, connection, emotional support and provide practical assistance as you work toward wellness and recovery. Peers also connect people with resources, opportunities, communities of support, and other people. In behavioral health, peers offer their unique lived experience with mental health recovery to provide support focused on advocacy, education, and mentoring.

Marion & Polk Counties Peer Services

The organizations below offer support groups, activities, recovery events, opportunities for leadership and more!

Additionally, many of the mental health and alcohol & drug service providers listed on the Mental Health Services and Alcohol & Drug Services pages offer peer services.

To learn about additional peer focused organizations and services visit the Marion-Polk Peer Coalition website at: marionpolkpeercoalition.org. The Marion-Polk Peer Coalition is an association of peer-run, peer-delivered, and consumer-driven organizations in Marion and Polk counties.