Finding help from peers

Sometimes you don’t want to have to explain what depression feels like, or what it’s like to live through a traumatic experience.  You just want to talk to, or hear from, some people who “just get it” – to share stories, tips, encouragement…

You might want to check out a support group or peer support.


Finding support among peers

It is often helpful to meet with others who have similar experiences.  In many cases peer help can be found through support groups.  Check out: Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) – for people with depression or bipolar disorder National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – for people with a mental illness and their families Attemptsurvivors.com collects information about support groups for people who have lived through a suicide attempt or suicidal crisis. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Narcotics …

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