Compeer & Healthcare Providers

Information for Healthcare Providers



Do you know someone who is engaged in recovery for mental illness and could benefit from social inclusion?


Compeer was developed to decrease the dollars being drained from community coffers due to after-hours emergency room visits and special services. It was found that the primary need of those individuals seeking care was often loneliness.

Compeer participants have shown increased adherence and participation in their recovery treatment plan, and a decreased use of hospital emergency rooms. Participants also showed improvements in self-esteem, self-reliance, trust, social skills, decreased isolation, and educational and vocational goals.

Our program has demonstrated effectiveness in reducing discrimination and bias in the Licking County community and increased interaction between individuals who experience mental illness and the general public.

In addition to the benefits of the Compeer International match program, MHALC also offers additional wellness and inclusion services to our members. The Compeer program offers education and support in advocacy, nutrition, tobacco cessation, heart health and diabetes self-management.

Click here for research to support social inclusion and wellness programs of the Compeer program

Click here for the Professional Health Care Referral Application Form

Compeer International website

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