Special Topic Forum—Group Peer Support

Join us for our next Special Topic Forum with Liz Friedman, Co-Founder and CEO of GPS Group Peer Support. Liz will share her insights on the importance of peer support and the mental health challenges across a spectrum of lived experiences, including incarceration, addiction/recovery, homelessness, early parenting, and refugee/immigrant transition. 

9/19/23 from 10 am - 11 am ZOOM

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Liz Friedman, MFA, is Co-Founder and CEO of GPS Group Peer Support @grouppeersupport, a national organization leading communities, non-profits, and state entities in the implementation of GPS's trauma-responsive, evidence-informed, and culturally co-created mental health group model across a spectrum of lived experiences including incarceration, addiction/recovery, homelessness, early parenting, and refugee/immigrant transition. Liz leads the MASStrong Program, in partnership with the Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety, an ARPA-funded initiative to bring mental health support to frontline healthcare workers across the Commonwealth. Liz has also taken the lead with legislative priorities, including leading the passage of the MA Pregnant Workers Fairness Act in 2017. Speaker Deleo appointed Liz and then Speaker Mariano as a commissioner on the MA Commission on the Status of Women, where she was a key member of the coalitions to pass the MA Ending Child Marriage Act of 2022 and the MA Equitable Disability Act of 2020. In 2010, she received the TED Women's Award for her outstanding work on behalf of mothers. She was highlighted in two award-winning documentaries on perinatal mental health, "Dark Side of the Full Moon" (2016) and "Not Carol" (2019). Liz lives with her husband, two kiddos, and her pup in Western MA. For more information about GPS Group Peer Support: www.grouppeersupport.org.      


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