North Carolina has joined 26 other states that have received federal funding from the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to build a unified, vocal, and influential statewide peer and "consumer" movement, Peer Voice NC (PVNC)! This monthly update, along with weekly updates on PVNC's facebook page, will share progress, challenges and opportunities as PVNC evolves.
What is a statewide peer organization?
A statewide mental health peer and “consumer” organization is designated in each state to impact policies, practices and systems to facilitate recovery from mental health and/or co-occurring substance use disorders.
Nationally, other statewide peer and “consumer” organizations have lead their states in establishing: