UMMS Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry

Publication Date


Document Type



Mental Health; Rehabilitation; Self-Help Groups; Mental Health Associations


Health Services Research | Mental and Social Health | Psychiatric and Mental Health | Psychiatry and Psychology


This paper is about the expertise those with a lived experience of recovery from personal trauma can bring to disaster relief efforts in the form of peer support.


Fisher, D. B. 2006. From Relief to Recovery: Peer Support by Consumers Relieves the Traumas of Disasters and Facilitates Recovery from Mental Illness, published by GAINS Center, Delmar, NY. Link to article on National Empowerment Center website

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Implementation Science and Practice Advances Research Center Publications


At the time of publication, Daniel Fisher was not yet affiliated with the University of Massachusetts Medical School.



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