Technical Assistance Calls

Peer supporters are encouraged to call in with questions during time set aside on the second Thursday of every month to (614) 644-1098

National Resources

National Resources

Advocacy Unlimited

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research

Child and Adolescent Depression Resource Center
This web resource for families, students and practitioners is maintained by the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD)
CSD is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to providing broad-based services, ensuring public accessibility and increasing public awareness of issues affecting deaf and hard of hearing individuals. Through global leadership and a continuum of quality communication services and human service programs, CSD provides the tools conducive to a positive and fully integrated life.

Depression Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
DBSA is a patient-directed national organization focusing on the most prevalent mental illnesses. The organization provides scientifically-based tools and information written in language the general public can understand. DBSA supports research to promote more timely diagnosis, develop more effective and tolerable treatments and discover a cure.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
NAMI provides education, advocacy and support for people with mental illnesses and their families.

National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy

National Disability Rights Network

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
NIMH is one of 27 components of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is the Federal government’s principal biomedical and behavioral research agency. NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Its mission is to reduce the burden of mental illness and behavioral disorders through research on mind, brain and behavior.

The National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse
This is a national technical assistance center for mental health consumers. Information about advocacy, self-advocacy, grant opportunities and free online publications are available.

Mental Health America
This nonprofit organization is dedicated to helping people live mentally healthier lives.

Mental Health Matters

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
Scientists, parent experts and communications professionals help parents prevent, intervene in and find treatment for drug and alcohol abuse by their children.

Privacy Rights Clearinghouse: HIPAA basics

Research Institute on Addictions

SAMHSA’s National Mental Health Information Center
Provides information about mental health via a toll-free telephone number (800) 789-2647), a Web site, and more than 600 publications.

Self Advocates Becoming Empowered

Effective August 15, 2018, Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) has changed the process for becoming an Ohio Certified Peer Recovery Supporter. 

For information, please go to: or contact

Going forward, The PEER Center will no longer collect or process certification application materials.   Any application materials you have submitted to The PEER Center have been transferred to OhioMHAS. 

Thank you for your dedication to the peers of Ohio.