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The SAMHSA Advisory on Peer Support Services in Crisis Care is a comprehensive resource on the role of peer support in crisis care. The information in the Advisory is intended to assist organizations in effectively utilizing peer support in crisis service settings. Topics include an overview of the evidence base for peer support in crisis care, the role of peer support in crisis care services and settings by intensity, and key considerations for the implementation of peer support services. The Advisory contains practical tips and tools for optimizing peer support in crisis care for healthcare administrators, leaders, organizational staff, and peers, as well as examples of exemplary crisis care in action at a range of centers.