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I'm feeling hopeful about a training I may be attending in the near future. It helps you learn how to give the best possible support to someone with mental health issues. There are quite a few job opportunities in this field, especially Minnesota, where I live. Just thought I'd share my good news!

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This is awesome!  I'd love to hear how this training goes; I am organizing a non profit for mental health peer advocacy and support and I have looked at some of the courses available, trying to decide if it's worth it to take them.  Please keep us posted! 

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On 4/17/2017 at 1:06 AM, rhyl said:

This is awesome!  I'd love to hear how this training goes; I am organizing a non profit for mental health peer advocacy and support and I have looked at some of the courses available, trying to decide if it's worth it to take them.  Please keep us posted! 

Thanks for the encouragement. Waiting to see if I get accepted. The training is provided through the state. (They even pay for it.) I'm pretty sure funding came partly through Obamacare. Let's see what happens to it, now that the republicans are trying to butcher the recent health care measures. What a shame. No offense to a lot of the super beautiful- hearted christians that I know are out there.... but I'm so confused about the lack of compassion by this current administration and by a lot of Christian republicans.

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On 4/17/2017 at 7:33 AM, glfinding said:

Cool. I have been fantasizing getting a job with the va called a peer support specialist. Sounds similar. Now that i survived, i feel compelled to help.

Good for you! There is so much power when two "equals " exchange their truths. Yes, there's room for professionals, but there's a power imbalance and less authenticity when trying to get well with professionals.

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