Compeer ® - Companionship with Peers

Compeer Mission:

Volunteers helping people return to happier, more productive lives by forming supportive friendships with those who are socially isolated and recovering from mental health challenges.

Compeer Works:

  • It increases independence in daily living
  • It increases self-esteem and self-confidence
  • It helps reduce loneliness and isolation

Compeer  Match:

A mentoring program matching adult volunteers with persons experiencing mental health challenges. These one-to-one friendships reduce social isolation and foster independence.

Compeer Circle:

Group activities for those persons waiting for a Compeer Match. Activities reduce loneliness and increase social skills.

Compeer Links:

MHA is an affiliate of Compeer, Inc.

What's New

  • Glenn Close and Patrick Kennedy on the Weight of Mental Illness


    Author: Philip Galanes

    Glenn Close and Patrick Kennedy at the Dutch in SoHo. After a car crash in 2006, when Mr. Kennedy was representing Rhode Island in Congress, he revealed that he had sought treatment for addiction at the Mayo Clinic. Ms. Close, whose sister got a bipolar diagnosis, helped found BringChange2Mind, an organization that works to ease the stigma of mental illness.

  • Forum addresses mental health issues


    Author: Ron Wilkins

    State lawmakers from the Tippecanoe County area participated Monday in a mental health and addiction forum at the County Building 

  • The State of Mental Health in America


    Author: Mental Health America

    Mental Health Facts, Stats, and Data

    Mental Health America is committed to promoting mental health as a critical part of overall wellness. We advocate for prevention services for all, early identification and intervention for those at risk, integrated services, care and treatment for those who need it, and recovery as the goal. 

    We believe that gathering and providing up-to-date data and information about disparities faced by individuals with mental health problems is a tool for change.