Peer Support: Coming of Age of and/or Miles to Go Before We Sleep? An Introduction

  • Larry DavidsonEmail author



Behavioral Health Veteran Administration Behavioral Health Service Behavioral Health Condition Peer Support Service 
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© National Council for Behavioral Health 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryYale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA

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