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Steve Harrington

International Association of Peer Specialists
Executive Director
Steve Harrington earned degrees in wildlife biology, public administration and law but says he has learned the most about himself and living well through his adventures and experience with two mental illnesses – depression and schizonphrenia. The author of 13 books, Steve has written biographies and books about legal issues, mental heath and maritime history. He has worked as a reporter, editor, photographer, teacher, lawyer, rancher, social worker and consultant. Steve says he is still trying to decide what he wants to when he grows up. Steve is a post-doctoral fellow at Boston University’s Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation where he is researching recovery issues. He is also founder and executive director of the National Association of Peer Specialists and president of the Assertive Community Treatment Association. Steve enjoys gardening, writing and photography and has a dog named Little Bear.