Certified Peer Supporter
Hi everyone, I'm happy you've found your way here, it takes a lot of guts/courage/bravery to look for ways to make life better and those steps aren't easy to take. Give yourself a moment to look around, ask questions, check out the groups and peer supporter profiles, see what's a good fit for you. If you would like to schedule a 1:1 and can't work with what I have listed, please reach out through the chat feature to figure out a time, I have more flexibility than what shows on this platform :)
My life journey has been unique, kind of like a patchwork quilt, a piece from here, a piece from there... Some of those pieces have extra meaning for me, every piece has value, even the most difficult ones. I use a lot of different things to help me stay connected with myself, so I can breathe a bit easier and have steady footing when challenges show up. There's much I could say, I'll put these words to that muchness: "Find you someone who, when the messy snotty tears show up, they don't feel like they have to hand you a kleenex". This simply means they are okay with the messiness and can be with you in a gentle and supportive way and let you be you.
My Recovery StoryFor me it is about balance and what that looks like. Life can be challenging, difficulties rise, things get messy. I have routines, tools and supports that help me breathe easier each day.
My Motivation To HelpI came to the understanding "They no longer have power over me" and there was a shift internally that helped me to show up for myself. A very large part of my motivation to be here is that I didn't know peer support existed during the darker times of my life. Feeling alone when struggling with things can be really difficult. Having support that understands and also comes from a space of hope was one of my most valuable resources.
New Mother and Post-Partum Support - (Diana, Hey Peers certified peer specialist)
Hi, this chat is for anyone who finds themselves experiencing post-partum. I'm remember my days of post-partum, this is a safe place here where you can connect with others who have similar experiences.
Pregnancy Loss Support -(Diana Babcock, Hey Peers Certified Peer Specialist)
A chat for grieving mothers and their significant others/partners who have suffered the grief of early pregnancy loss, miscarriage and stillborn. This space is inclusive as any loss can effect both parties involved. A safe space for healing, asking questions, helping each other, relating to other families, hearing others stories and experiences, sharing resources and being heard.
Hey Peers Certified Addiction Recovery with Diana
Support for those who are in recovery or struggling with staying in recovery, from addiction and substance use. This chat will also compliment the Self-Recovery addiction group held on Wednesdays @5 pm est.