Peer Support is an essential part of getting well and staying well for many people. By finding and joining a support group that meets your needs, you can expand your circle of support and have a safe place where you can talk with others about your hopes, your dreams, your trials—all of your life.
Many years ago, I began my studies of how people who have mental health challenges help themselves to feel better and move on, doing the things they want to do and being the way they want to be. I wanted to learn these simple, safe, everyday things– both for myself, to help relieve my own deep sadness and anxiety, and to share with others through my work.
Over the years, I have talked with thousands of people about this. One thing I find over and over again is that the #1 way that people relieve loneliness and develop systems of support is by joining a support group. In this message, I will share some of my own experience with support groups, and will give you information that may be helpful to you if you decide to join a support group.
My Experience with Support Groups
When I first learned that so many people find support groups really useful and powerful, , I was a bit “put off.” “Me go to a support group?”
In fact, I had some ideas about support groups that weren’t true. I thought I would have to share everything I was thinking. Read More . . .
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