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2/27/2010 - Peer Support Forum

In a continued effort to provide educational opportunities to the community, Cumberland County Guidance Center is sponsoring a forum on peer support on Saturday, February 27, 2010 at Millville Public Library, in the Charles E. Grant Room, from 1 to 3 p.m. The program will include presentations by Joan Blose, depression support group; Samuel Levy, NAMI Cumberland County; Margo Smith, GROW; Chris Olausen and members of New Horizons Self Help Center.

Although living with psychiatric issues can present unique challenges, peer support can be a protective factor toward personal, relational, and social well-being. Participation in a community of peer support fosters a reciprocal system of giving and receiving, autonomy, and creative strategies for productive goal achievement that is founded on shared responsibility and empowerment.

For further information, contact Josephine White, Ph.D. at (856) 825-6810, ext. 295.