Peer Support Services

What Is
PEER SUPPORT

Peer support is the term commonly used to refer to all the activities that peer specialists perform. According to NAMI, peer support is getting help from someone who has been there. People with similar experiences may be able to listen, give hope and guidance toward recovery in a way that is different from, and may be just as valuable, as clinical mental health services. Peer services include mutual support groups, peer-run programs, and services in traditional mental health agencies provided by peer support specialists. While peer support groups may be composed entirely of people who have simply learned through their own experience, some types of peer providers undergo training and professional certification. These individuals use their lived experiences in combination with skills training to support peers and/or family members with similar experiences. In addition to direct services, many peer-run organizations advocate to improve opportunities for people recovering from mental illnesses.

CPSS Recertification And Renewal Directions


Employment Opportunities

Region 2 CMHC, Communicare

As of June 1, 2023, Communicare has indicated it has openings available for positions that include: Certified Peer Support Specialists, Youth Certified Peer Support Specialist, Peer Bridger, and Overdose Outreach Worker.

Find Communicare’s current job openings here. 

Region 3 CMHC, Lifecore Health Group

As of June 1, 2023, Lifecore has indicated it has openings available for positions that include: Certified Peer Support Specialists and Certified Peer Support Specialists with the Fruition Children and Youth program.

Find Lifecore’s current job openings here. 

Region 7 CMHC, Community Counseling Services

As of June 1, 2023, Community Counseling Services has indicated it has openings available for positions that include: Peer Bridger and Certified Peer Support Specialist.

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Region 8 CMHC, Region 8 Mental Health Services

As of June 1, 2023, Region 8 Mental Health Services has indicated it has job openings available for positions that include: Certified Peer Support Specialists.

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Region 9 CMHC, Hinds Behavioral Health Services

As of June 1, 2023, Hinds Behavioral Health Services has indicated it has job openings available for positions that include: Certified Peer Support Specialist and Peer Bridger.

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Region 10 CMHC, Weems Community Mental Health Center

The job postings below are not positions with the Department of Mental Health, but are positions with the Region 10 Community Mental Health Center, Weems Community Mental Health Center. Click the links below for more information.

Peer Support Specialist

Region 12 CMHC, Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources

As of June 1, 2023, Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources has indicated it has job openings available for positions that include: Certified Peer Support Specialist – Recovery, Certified Peer Support Specialists, and Family Peer Support Specialist.

Find Pine Belt’s current job openings here.

Region 14 CMHC, Singing River Services

The job postings below are not positions with the Department of Mental Health, but are positions with the Region 14 Community Mental Health Center, Singing River Services. Click the links below for more information.

Certified Peer Support Specialist, Peer Bridger

Parent Peer Support

Certified Recovery Peer Support Specialist for Alcohol and Drug

Crisis Support Peer Support

Certified Navigator Grant Peer Support Specialist