RI International 30th Anniversary

RI International is a global organization with more than 50 programs located throughout the United States and abroad. We continuously work to strengthen our position as the worldwide leader of mental health and substance use crisis service design delivery as well peer delivered care.

We focus on what's strong... not what's wrong.

Our mission is to empower people to recover, succeed in accomplishing their goals, find meaning and purpose in life, and reconnect with themselves and others.

Our vision is to activate the next generation of frame-breaking healthcare innovation to support people beyond their behavioral health needs and succeed in the community where they live, work, and play.

Largest peer credentialing training provider in the world

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One of the largest employers of peers in the world

~ 1 %
Of Employees with Lived Experience

Originators of the living room model of crisis care in

2020

Contracted for direct services in

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We celebrated our 30 year anniversary in 2020; representing an enduring commitment to continuous innovation that includes over 20 years of delivering peer support services, the creation of the living room model of crisis care and key contributions to The National Action Alliance for Suicide Preventions Zero Suicide in Healthcare Framework as well as SAMHSA’s National Guidelines for Behavioral Health Crisis Care. We have created innovative tools that help others bring these important services to life throughout the globe by posting them for immediate access by all online; efforts that align with our aspiration to positively impact the lives of individuals faced with acute mental health and substance use challenges.

For the first 20 years, RI International (at the time META Services) delivered outpatient and crisis care service solely in Arizona while offering consulting to others who hoped to replicate the remarkable work of the team. That work resulted in over one hundred peers working as part of the team by the early 2000s. The next 10 years resulted in geographic expansion into California, Delaware, North Carolina, Washington and New Zealand. Recently, demand for RI International’s services has grown dramatically with services intitiated or in development in Louisiana, New Mexico, Ohio, Utah and Virginia since late 2019.