Subject Area

Health Care, Public Policy


The Peer Support Services is now considered an important element in the present-day mental health care delivery systems. In some states, this type of service is slowly gaining in Deaf Mental Health Care. This article covers several important areas in Peer Support Services including learning about the role of a Certified Peer Support Specialist (CPSS). This also consists of research, billing, code of ethics, CPSS training curricula, estimates of deaf CPSS in the United States, and Minnesota’s CPSS program model including its outcomes & recommendations. This article also justifies why we must advance Peer Support Services in Deaf Mental Health Care.