Magazine Writing: Peer Mentoring
Published by Rescue Magazine in its September/October 2016 edition, Ami profiled the peer mentoring program offered by the Rescue Mission of Utica.
For the story, “Somebody to Lean On,” she interviewed three mentors who are on call responders who go to area emergency rooms when someone is admitted to the emergency room for a substance use disorder or overdose. She also talked with the mission staff to understand the background for the program.
As recovering addicts themselves, the peer mentors can talk with the patients and encourage them to go into recovery. They can also talk with family members of the patient about what recovery programs look like, and offer support to everyone involved.
The story is not available online. A clip is available by request (contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request the clip).