Certified Peer Supporter
Hello! I struggled for a long time with many mental health challenges, but now I am doing well. I would like to support peers on their own journeys towards mental wellness, whatever that looks like for you all!
I am a certified peer specialist in Atlanta, GA and I love what I do! I am knowledgeable about support groups of all kinds and can support you on learning more about them-on heypeers, I co-facilitate two Wake-Up Narcolepsy groups. I am queer, neurodivergent, love DBT, creating art, writing, my animals, and nerdy stuff. I have my own business, Hope Is Real LLC, and I am the author of two books: Hope Is Real: I Have A Purpose and Hope Is Real: Radical Recovery Prayers. @Brighthopeart on Instagram. Website is hopepersists.com
My Recovery StoryLearning skills, like those in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, gratitude, medication, art, and peer support all help me live the life I desire. I am manifesting my best life!
My Motivation To HelpThe last time I was hospitalized in a mental hospital, I was supported more by my peers than by the staff. Now, I want to give that support back to other peers.
Share your art-poetry, paintings, music, etc. How does art help you?
DBT Peer Support Chat
This group is for peer support and questions about the skills. I have been using DBT for the past 10 years and love sharing how it helps.
Corey's Hey Peers Facilitator Group Chat
Ask questions and get to know me! I currently co-facilitate two WUN groups and I just started an LGBTQ+ Mental Health Support Group.