Key Stakeholders: People With Lived Experience

Key Stakeholders: People with Lived Experience This document is for PEOPLE WITH LIVED EXPERIENCE who want to identify ways to be involved in planning or developing a coordinated behavioral health continuum of care in their community. It is also for STAKEHOLDERS of local Familiar Faces Initiatives who want to include people with lived experience in policy planning and development. People with lived experience can include people with mental health conditions as well as family members, friends, loved ones or anyone impacted by mental illness. Most importantly, people with lived experience (also referred to as peers) are individuals who have experience navigating systems to access mental health services and support. They play a key role in developing efficient systems and are fundamental to any mental health systems changes. Below are some ways that people with lived experience can support a community’s FFI efforts.


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