Mr. Rob Walker works for the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH) Office of Recovery and Empowerment. He has led the efforts to develop peer enhanced emergency services and integrate peers in the inpatient acute care psychiatric system. Rob joined the Engage Initiative because he believes early detection and treatment is crucial. He has witnessed his brothers and sisters with serious mental illness not partake in these activities and believes many medical professionals are not as comfortable with those who have behavioral health conditions. Mental health matters to him because he has lost friends and family with behavioral health issues to cancer, and does not want anyone to have to go through that.