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Catalyst Radio: Hope Network program promotes peer relationships for mental health support

Peer to peer support is key to Hope Network’s Our Place program.

About Catalyst Radio

Catalyst Radio is the weekly public affairs radio program of Community Media Center, with producer and host Linda Gellasch. The program is a feature of WYCE and The Rapidian and includes interviews with organizations and people working on social change and community support, examines media and free speech issues, and takes a look at the behind-the-scenes of Rapidian reporting. You can catch it on air at noon every Friday on WYCE 88.1 FM or streaming on the Grand Rapids Community Media Center Website.

Past Catalyst Radio episodes are archived on The Rapidian.

Hope Network is hosting an open house Dec. 11 for the new Our Place program.

Hope Network is hosting an open house Dec. 11 for the new Our Place program. /Hope Network

Peer support is at the heart of Our Place at Hope Network.

Peer support is at the heart of Our Place at Hope Network. /Hope Network

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In this episode of Catalyst Radio we learn about a new program of the behavior health nonprofit Hope Network, called Our Place: Peer to Peer.

Using a method of peer relations to bring positive outcomes in the mental health community, Peer Support Specialists provide their lived experiences and personal stories when relating with Hope Network clients.

Joining us in the studio are two Peer Support Specialists: Tricia Kregg and Amy Musselman.  They’ll talk about an upcoming open house on Dec. 11 featuring the new Our House program, describe some of the different classes and programs available through Our House. Also, each of these women will share a bit of her personal behavior health journey, and the effect of peer-to-peer support.



Michigan-made music featured in this episode of Catalyst Radio is from Ghost Heart, with the new disc The Effigy. The featured song is “Crystal Thought.”

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