The Living Room: Leveraging the Peer Workforce in Crisis Stabilization

Join us Monday, June 24, 1:30-3 p.m. ET, for The Living Room: Leveraging the Peer Workforce in Crisis Stabilization, hosted by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing in partnership with the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD). This is the third session in our four-part Crisis Stabilization Learning Series sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

As crisis response services systems continue to evolve, it is imperative that service systems and delivery be informed by those with lived experience of receiving these services. Recognizing this, organizations across the country are leveraging lived experience and peer supports to innovate and build robust ER alternative programs for Crisis Stabilization services. Join presenters from the National Council and Ellis Mental Health Services, to explore and discuss the Living Room Model, one such recovery-centered alternative, which has helped provide support to many individuals facing challenges related to mental health, substance use and serious mental illness.

Attendees will:

  • Better understand the Living Room Model and Recovery Principles and how these help support mental health and substance use challenges including SMI.
  • Better understand how Living Room models operate with considerations for implementation, partnerships, scaling, funding and sustainability.
  • Hear from peer support staff at a Living Room program on the impact of these programs to help provide critical support and connection.


  • Cortney Lovell, Director, National Council for Mental Wellbeing
  • Alyssa Starrantino, LCSW-R, Psychiatry Supervisor, The Living Room Program, Ellis Mental Health Services
  • Lyne Adams, CPS, The Living Room Program, Ellis Mental Health Services

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This series does not offer continuing education credits. We will send a letter of attendance to all attendees after the webinar is complete.Live closed captioners and American Sign Language interpreters will be available for this webinar.