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Peer support specialists emerging to help treat mental illness

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Peer support specialists emerging to help treat mental illness.

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) Inside what looks like a home on Elm Avenue in Roanoke, Jeff Leonard is helping those with a mental illness feel more on their own.

Leonard is a peer support specialist at On Our Own, a drop in center run by people in recovery for their own mental illness.

After battling addiction, he learned more why he turned to drugs to cope.


Author: Chris Hurst

Source: wdbj7.com