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In what ways can peer mentors be helpful after a spinal cord injury?

In what ways can peer mentors be helpful after a spinal cord injury?

Laura Tuck, PsyD

Psychologist, Memphis VA Medical Center

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I specialize in working with veterans. So there’s that instant connection of being a veteran and there’s that instant connection of “You’ve gone through this before, you get what I’m talking about.” There’s this extra level of credibili... Show More

I specialize in working with veterans. So there’s that instant connection of being a veteran and there’s that instant connection of “You’ve gone through this before, you get what I’m talking about.” There’s this extra level of credibility, and it’s also not as threatening to have someone come in and say, “Hey, how’s your day going?” There’s no other agenda, they just want to know how you’re doing, they’re not gathering clinical information, and it’s a time to meet somebody new and tell them where you’re at. And go from there with no expectations other than support.

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In what ways can peer mentors be helpful after a spinal cord injury?

Laura Tuck, PsyD

Psychologist, Memphis VA Medical Center

More Videos by Laura Tuck
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I specialize in working with veterans. So there’s that instant connection of being a veteran and there’s that instant connection of “You’ve gone through this before, you get what I’m talking about.” There’s this extra level of credibility, and it’s also not as threatening to have someone come in and say, “Hey, how’s your day going?” There’s no other agenda, they just want to know how you’re doing, they’re not gathering clinical information, and it’s a time to meet somebody new and tell them where you’re at. And go from there with no expectations other than support.

In what ways can peer mentors be helpful after a spinal cord injury?
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