Peer Support and
1 – WHAT IS PEER SUPPORT
Peer support is the “process of giving and receiving encouragement and assistance to achieve long-term recovery.”
2 – INDIVIDUAL PEER SUPPORT
Peer supporters offer emotional support, share knowledge, teach skills, provide practical assistance, and connect people with resources, opportunities, communities of support, and other people. In behavioral health, peers offer their unique lived experience with mental health conditions to provide support focused on advocacy, education, mentoring, and motivation.
3 – GROUP PEER SUPPORT
One of the priorities of our peer support department is to provide a safe and judgment-free place where people feel safe to share their experiences, struggles, and challenges. Our support groups have become an important part of the healing process of our participants. Joining our groups is a freeing experience, as our participants realize “I am not alone,” and hope and trust grow between them. Twice a month, our peer support department offers support groups that empower participants to continue on their way to recovery.
4 – HOW TO CONTACT OUR PEER DEPARTMENT
If you need more information, please contact
(956)994-3319 ext. 107/