Many businesses today hire peer mentors who know first-hand the experience of dealing with PTSD, depression, addiction. They have been trained to counsel or assist others with that condition. If you wish to become a peer mentor, Easterseals Redwood provides the training to receive certification.
Peer mentors have shown to be effective in reducing turnover in the workplace by providing real-time support to struggling employees. The support they provide keeps the employee on track with their recovery and reduces the chances they will miss work or leave their job. The peer mentor’s first-hand experience is critical as they assist others who desire the same independence. Peer mentors check in with employees weekly to provide support, encouragement, and life skill advice.