Conclusion from 7 randomized controlled trials on the effectiveness of Peer Support
“… evidence showing that it translates into stronger social networks, increased self-confidence, lower readmission rates and longer community tenure. . . also is associated with a higher rate of employment.”
Pfeiffer, Heisler, et al. (2011). Efficacy of peer support interventions for depression: a meta-analysis. General Hospital Psychiatry, 33(1), P29-36.
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