Our team is made up of volunteers with the interest and passion of helping themselves and others. We are not therapists, clinicians, counselors, or professionals. We are a group of peers who recognize the need for peer-based mental health support.
Health care professionals need to relate to us that they have their own struggles and acknowledge that change is hard for all. They need to look at our willingness to “recover” and not perpetuate the myth that there is a big difference between themselves and people they work with. Support then becomes truly a mutual phenomenon where the relationship itself becomes a framework in which both/all people feel supported in challenging themselves. The desire to change is nurtured through the relationship, not dictated by one person’s plan for another. The outcome is that people don’t continue to feel separate, different, and alone.