Journey Peer Support Specialist Wins NAMI Dane County Award

PROPs Certified Peer Support Specialist, Peter Rossmeissl, at NAMI Dane County’s annual awards ceremony held Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at Monona Terrace in Madison. Peter, who is shown standing in the back row in a blue shirt, was named NAMI’s ‘Peer Specialist of the Year.” Peter is surrounded by co-workers and friends.

Peter Rossmeissl, Certified Peer Support Specialist, PROPs, a program of Journey Mental Health Center, was recognized as the “Peer Specialist of the Year” by NAMI Dane County at their awards banquet on March 15, 2017 at Monona Terrace.

Congratulations to Peter for receiving this prestigious award!

NAMI’s award is given to a certified peer specialist “who successfully models the concept of mental health recovery and helps others with mental illness start and move forward in their own recovery.” In his role at PROPs, Peter helps teenagers and young adults, ages 15-25, cope with their mental illness.

“Peter walks the walk of recovery – and PROPs consumers and staff alike can’t help feeling inspired when he talks recovery, connecting as a person, opening possibilities,” said Henning Von Bauer, PROPs Clinical Team Leader. “He challenges the team to put compassion into action, every day, in every situation. And he keeps a twinkle in his eye.”

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