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People living in rural communities often have limited access to mental health care services. The behavioral health peer support movement has helped fill some of these service gaps, but there are still challenges in providing peer support in rural or frontier areas. This webinar takes a look at rural Montana and gives an overview of the current status of certified peer support in the state. It also covers the challenges of a large state with a low population, such as distance, workforce development, outreach, and stigma/culture, as well as strategies to overcome these difficulties.