LINCOLN – The National Council for Behavioral Health has chosen Robert Ortiz, northeast director of Peer Recovery Services and peer specialist at Fellowship Health Resources Inc., based in Lincoln, as the recipient of the “Peer Specialist of the Year.”

The award, according to a news release, recognizes an individual each year for showing “extraordinary tenacity and courage in battling a serious mental illness and/or addiction and now utilizes his or her lived experience to assist others.”

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