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Is there evidence that peer support specialists enhance the recovery of individuals with behavioral health disorders? During this interview Patrick Hendry, Vice President of Peer Advocacy, Supports, and Services at Mental Health America provides examples of the effectiveness of peer support specialists from his experience of assisting in the development of numerous peer-run programs and organizations across the country. His areas of expertise include peer provided services and certification, self-directed care, social inclusion, and recovery based trainings. He led the creation and release of Mental Health America’s National Certified Peer Specialist credential, the first national advanced mental health certification in the nation.Listen Now