Certified Peer Specialists Success Stories

Below are links to four videos from Certified Peer Support Specialists (CPSS) and Certified Peer Support Specialist Supervisors that highlight the value of becoming a CPSS and employing them in the public mental health system. Certified Peer Support Specialists are individuals or the family members of individuals who have self-identified as having received or are currently receiving behavioral health services. A CPSS has successfully completed formal training recognized by the Mississippi Department of Mental Health and uses his or her lived experiences in combination with skills training to support peers and/or family members with similar experiences. 

Sandra Caron, CPSS         Jennifer Savell, CPSS Supervisor          Sanford Greenwood, CPSS 
Shane Garrard, CPSS Supervisor