Wellness Tool #30: Support System
Having multiple supporters is vital to my journey. I specify a role for each supporter and this enables my supporters to know what I need from them. Emotional support can increase longevity and improve my wellbeing.
Pamela is a CPSS as well as a substance use and recovery advocate with RI International in Jacksonville, North Carolina. She has been with RI for six years and states that she has enjoyed working with RI since obtaining her peer support certification. “I am a member of our facility’s Leadership Council and currently assist in the training process of new peer support staff.”