Peer Support and Advocacy
Vermont Psychiatric Survivors operates a formal Community Links program and offers mutual support to consumers/ex-patients/psychiatric survivors. Our Community Links program is based out of Rutland and Brattleboro.
Community Links is a voluntary program in Rutland County that pairs VPS staff with people who are transitioning out of psychiatric hospitals, jails or prison who want to end their dependency on the mental health system, become more fully integrated into the community of their choice, develop the skills and strategies needed for independence, and work toward creating lives of their own design.
VPS staff with lived experience of marginalization because of psychiatric labels offer mutual support using a non-judgmental, values-driven approach that promotes multiple perspectives, and focuses on genuine, reciprocal relationships.
For more information call (802) 775-6834 or email [email protected].