Nancy J.

Certified Peer Supporter

Accepting New Connections

Hello, my name is Nancy Johns. I am a senior, veteran, paramedic/firefighter and come to you with 30+ years lived experience in the mental health system. I have an 110lb support dog named Bruno. He is a great pyreness.

Willing to help others find local resources

About Nancy Johns


I am a senior and a veteran of the U.S. Army. I am a peer, diagnosed for 30 years after a TBI. I am also a disabled Paramedic/Firefighter. I have been a volunteer with NAMI for over 10 years, and a WRAP facilitator. I have been an NC Certified Peer Support Specialist for 6 years, specializing in trauma and suicide. I am Living Works Asist certified. I have lived experience in a broad range of diagnoses of mental illness. I am currently becoming certified as a peer support specialist for older adults. I have been a facilitator of support groups for over 6 years. I am a great advocate for taking personal responsibility for your care. I believe we all can not only survive our pasts and traumas, but we can thrive! A better quality of life is a right, not a privilege. We all have the right to have full access to the care we need as humans to live.


My Recovery Story

Through much work, I have learned about my triggers and have developed a vast toolbox to live in the present and experience the moment to live my best quality of life to grow and thrive.

My Motivation To Help

I believe all have the ability to thrive, not just survive with the right opportunity. I want to be that opportunity.

My Chatrooms


Upcoming meetings

Wednesday, May 22
11:00 AM EST
Thursday, May 23
Thursday, May 30
Thursday, June 06
Thursday, June 13
Thursday, June 20
Thursday, June 27