Buddy-to-Buddy and M-SPAN’s other programs were profiled in a Michigan Medicine Headlines article.
“A treatment program, no matter how good it is, will not work if the person won’t go,” said Jane Spinner, director of M-SPAN. “Barriers to care, such as not knowing where to go, or the stigma around needing help can cause veterans to decline assistance. We have tried to address those barriers through strategies like training veteran peers who are able to say, ‘I’ve been there. I know what you’re going through and I can help you get to the right place.’”
(From Michigan Medicine Headlines)