We are the first line of defense when people are not ready to see doctors, and also as a transition point for people inpatient and outpatient, in addition to support of people with chronic conditions.
We advocate for the proper use of mental health benefits, doctors, psychologists, as well as non-psychotropic approaches for those who are not comfortable with the medical model.
We are important for compliance, whether in terms of treatment or as encouraging a social support system for management and improvement.
We are a peer support system, all are fellow travelers. They don’t give doctorates for clinical depression and bipolar disorder, but if they did, they would be mandatory to run these groups.
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