Peers and people with lived experience of serious mental illness have a driving role in the development of the new digital mental health space. Already today people with lived experiences have created apps, led mental health technology companies, offer peer support via telemental health, and much more. As the field expands, so will the roles and needs. A 2019 article by leaders in the peer support community noted three principles for roles that this community should expand to fill:
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