Certified Peer Supporter
Accepting New Connections
I am a Certified Peer Support Provider, certified by the State of Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. I have lived experience with Bi-polar, depression, and anxiety. Both of my parents self medicated with alcohol, and there was domestic abuse in my home growing up. I raised my only son as an impoverished single parent.
I began treatment for mental illness about 15 years ago.Today I have a wonderful marriage, a comfortable home, and financial security - things that had once seemed unattainable.
Hail and well met, Friend! Live long and prosper!
As a lifelong fan of sci-fi, fantasy and roleplaying, it was a natural choice to specialize in Geek Therapy ( once I learned there was such a a thing). I am currently working on my Certificate in Geek Cultural Competency through Leyline, which offers an APA approved course of study. My goal is to learn to use role-playing games, fanfiction, and video games to help my peers process their issues and move towards recovery.
My Motivation To Help
Through my worst years, I have known a number of people that demonstrated recovery to me, and who became my role models. I have received so much from them, and I want to pay it forward.