The Dispute Resolution in Mental Health Initiative

Conflict Resolution Resources For Peers

A replay of the “Conflict Resolution Resources for Peers” webinar can be viewed by pressing the play button below.  The program introduces conflict resolution, provides an overview of key conflict resolution skills that are relevant for peers, shares examples of some roles that peers can play as they apply these skills, and explains available online resources.

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Conflict Resolution Resources for Peers PDF Guide


PDF Guide

The Conflict Resolution Resources for Peers PDF guide introduces conflict resolution and provides an overview of the online resources that support this program.  It covers:

-The Nature of Conflict
-Types of Dispute Resolution 
-Why Mediation 
-The Values of Mediation 
-The Mediation Process 
-Conflict Resolution Skills for Peers 
-Peer Roles in Conflict Resolution 
-Summary of Resources


Click here to download the Conflict Resolution Resources for Peers PDF Guide

Reflective Listening Tip Sheet


Reflective Listening Tipsheet

The Reflective Listening Tipsheet helps you become a better listener by sharing some general listening tips, instructions on how to listen reflectively (ex. repeating what was said to help someone feel heard), and sample phrases to begin your reflection.  This tool is ideally used as a take-away resource to support a more extensive training in reflective listening skills.


Click here to download the Reflective Listening Tipsheet.

Talking Mental Health Toolkit


Talking Mental Health Toolkit

The Talking Mental Health Toolkit consists of three user-friendly, one-page resource guides, which function as actionable tools that guide people to have empowering mental health conversations using conflict resolution practices.  The guides include tips for "Saying the Right Thing," "Supporting Diverse Choices," and "Getting Past Positions"


Click here to access the Talking Mental Health Toolkit

Mediation Referrals


Mediation Referrals

Mediators are impartial third parties who can help two or more people resolve a conflict.  In addition to fee-based mediation services provided by professional mediators, there are many free or low-cost community mediation programs.  Please use the resources below to search for mediation referrals:


Click here to access the National Association for Community Mediation's directory of mediation program across the United States

Click here to access the NY State Unified Court System's listing of community mediation centers serving New York Sate

Helpful Infographics


Helpful Infographics

MH Mediate has produced a series of infographics that can help provide reminders of ways to apply conflict resolution skills in your life or at your organization.  Follow the links below to access two of them:


Click here to view the 5 Ways to Show You Are Being Fair Infographic

Click here to view the Create a Culture of Conflict Resolution Infographic

TEDx Talk



Dan Berstein is a mediator living with bipolar disorder and co-founder of the DRMH Initiative.  His TEDxTalk, "How to Talk About Mental Health Without Offending Everyone," shares his personal journey to using conflict resolution skills to overcome the assumptions, paternalism, and stigma he has faced related to mental health.


Click here to view the TEDxTalk




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