In this episode, the hosts and guest discuss the role of peers in supporting individuals with mental health challenges. They highlight the importance of peers who have lived experience and can provide guidance and support based on their own recovery journeys. The conversation emphasizes the power of peer support in providing hope, inspiration, and a sense of connection to individuals who may feel isolated and disconnected. The hosts and guest also discuss the training and qualifications of recovery support specialists and the impact they can have in filling gaps in mental health care. The conversation explores the stigma surrounding mental health and addiction, emphasizing the importance of education and understanding. The role of peers in recovery is highlighted, with personal stories demonstrating the power of peer support. The conversation also addresses the need for more recovery support specialists to combat the growing mental health and addiction crisis. The guests emphasize that mental illness and addiction are not personal weaknesses, but biological medical conditions that require compassion and support.