1. What Does It Mean to Be a Peer Support Specialist?

    If you have been tuning in to our blog, you probably know that we talk about peer support a lot and how it can be applied to issues like PTSD and other mental health conditions; but today, we are going to discuss the role that peers support specialists play in society. What Does a Peer Support Specialist Do? Peer support specialists are people who work in the mental health industry that have had p…Read More

  2. How Service Dogs Can Help People Suffering From PTSD

    If you have been keeping up with our blog, you know that we talk about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) a lot. The Main reason that we discuss PTSD so often is because we tailor our courses to first responders, military professionals and corporate leaders, a large population of which have seen or experienced symptoms of PTSD in their careers. PTSD is an extremely tough mental health issue to …Read More

  3. Critical Incident Management For Executives And Managers

    A critical incident is something that you never want to happen, or even expect to happen. Since emergencies can occur swiftly and unexpectedly, it is important to have some sort of plan in place that you may refer to when emergencies do present themselves. In this blog we will briefly go over the importance of critical incident management, and what you would expect to learn in a critical incident …Read More

  4. Why You Should Register For A Peer Support Central Course

    Do you want to be better? Do you want to help others? Do you want to do something that you can be proud of? If you answered yes to even one of those questions, give us a call at Peer Support Central today, because that is more than enough of a reason to take one of our courses. We offer a plethora of peer support training and development courses here at Peer Support Central, take a minute and chec…Read More

  5. Why Support Systems Are Beneficial

    “Support” is typically thought of or talked about in a seemingly nonchalant way as if it's not an important thing, but it is. A support in the physical sense is an object that takes some or all of the weight in a given situation. For example, if a bridge begins to collapse because one structure has failed, there are multiple other supports in place to ensure that the bridge remains standing. J…Read More

  6. Lesser-Known Things About PTSD

    Great strides have been made in our country over the past several years in regard to PTSD awareness and treatment. Still, every year, countless war heroes return home with crippling PTSD, and a surprising amount of people still write off this condition as if it’s not a big deal. PTSD is a serious disorder, and we believe in healthy, effective PTSD treatment and support services here at Peer Supp…Read More

  7. Things That a Good Leader Should Never Do

    Some of our world’s best leaders seem to lead effortlessly, as if leadership just comes naturally to them. Maybe that’s the case, but at the same time, these leaders had to start out by learning. Leading by example - and consequently, learning by example - tends to very effective, but the power that a leader has to make impressions on other people must not be abused. By this, our leadership tr…Read More

  8. Do You Have What It Takes To Become a First Responder?

    If you have a passion for helping people, you have a wide capacity for empathy, and you don’t mind getting involved in stressful or even traumatic situations, then coming one of our nation’s many highly-respected first responders just might be a great option for you. While being a first responder might be one of the most demanding and challenging jobs out there, these heroes are much needed in…Read More

  9. Healthy Ways To Manage Stress As a First Responder

    Right off the bat, we’d like to begin by saying that we can’t express our gratitude for all of our country’s brave first responders. As the very first people on the scene of accidents, emergencies, and crimes, first responders have selflessly helped countless people by putting their needs behind the needs of other people. Now, while the work that first responders do is highly important and v…Read More

  10. Phases Of CISM: Defusing

    There are several phases of critical incident stress management (CISM), all of which are important. Most CISM training programs will teach you that there are three main modes of counseling intervention to help someone cope with a crisis. They usually are defusing, debriefing, and follow-up which happen in that order and range from hours after the incident to days after. CISM is designed to address…Read More