Get connected

Following is a growing list of resources outside of mainstream mental health. They can be accessed in a variety of ways--online, by phone, text, in person, and sometimes all of these. Also included are references (mostly free) that explain the resources. When available, I have also include resources that explain how you can get something started that speaks to you if it isn't currently accessible in your area.  Here's the list:

PEERLY HUMAN WEEKLY OFFERINGS

Here's what we offer at Peerly Human and the Wellness/Recovery Human Rights Campaign (https://www.facebook.com/groups/WellnessRecoveryRights/).

Mondays:
  •  4-5 PM EDT: Listening for Life: 6-Steps from Distress to Well-Being
Tuesdays:
  • 4-5 PM EDT: Listening for Life: 6-Steps from Distress to Well-Being
Wednesdays:
  • 4-5 PM EDT: Listening for Life: 6-Steps from Distress to Well-Being
  • 8 - 9:30 PM EDT: Deadly Serious--Talking Openly About Suicide
Thursdays:
  • 4-5 PM EDT: Listening for Life: 6-Steps from Distress to Well-Being
Fridays:
  • 4-5 PM EDT: Listening for Life: 6-Steps from Distress to Well-Being
  • 9 PM EDT to whenever:  Movie Night - group choice
Saturdays:
  • 12-1:30 PM EDT: Deadly Serious--Talking Openly About Suicide
  • 1:30-4 PM EDT: Community Hangout, open chat
  • 4-5 PM EDT: Listening for Life: 6-Steps from Distress to Well-Being
  • 5-6:30 PM EDT: Intentional Peer Support--Community Reflection & Practice 
Sundays:
  • 4-5 PM EDT: Listening for Life: 6-Steps from Distress to Well-Being
  • 6-7 PM: Central Vermont Zoom AA  (separate login and meeting ID, email Sarah at skknut@gmail.com for details)

TO JOIN US (except AA):

Video, voice and text are all options. Call participants are welcome to come and go. If you come late, please enter quietly and respect the discussion that is going on.

To join Zoom AA Group: email Sarah at skknut@gmail.com 

THE BOTTOM LINES

1. Come as a human being
2. Come as you (and only you)
3. No pros, no cops, no 911

We Welcome:
  • Your lived experience
  • Your distress
  • Your pain
  • Your needs 
  • Your values
  • Your ideas & insights about what works for you
Leave Behind:
  • Professional roles, reporting obligations and liability concerns
  • Political, social or organizational agendas
  • Opinions about the experiences of others or what is best for them

MORE ABOUT THE GROUPS:

Deadly Serious: Talking Openly About Suicide 

  • Wednesdays -- 8:30-10 pm EDT
  • Saturdays -- Noon -1 pm EDT  

More info: https://www.madinamerica.com/2018/08/deadly-serious-talking-openly-suicide/






















Intentional Peer Support Practice Series 






















6-Steps Practice: From Stress to Well-Being

Other online group support options: 

1. Hearing Voices Network, http://www.hearingvoicesusa.org/


  • Mutual aid for voices, visions or extreme or unusual experiences

2. Emotions Anonymous, http://emotionsanonymous.org


3. Spiritual Emergence Anonymous, http://spiritualemergenceanonymous.org/

4. Support Groups Central, https://www.supportgroupscentral.com


  • Support group options (some online) for mood, anxiety, voices and substances, among other things


Other Cool Stuff That Is Out There

The big picture

1. Peer respites (spaces offering safe respite)

2. Peer support centers


  • Directory of Statewide Peer Organizations, https://power2u.org/consumer-run-statewide-organizations/
  • Examples of what can be done:

3. Alternatives to Suicide

4. Support lines staffed with people who care and want to listen


7. Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP), http://mentalhealthrecovery.com/


8. Support for veterans

(U.S. vets are dying by suicide almost every hour on the hour every day of every year)

9. Support to withdraw from psychiatric drugs


10. Support for creativity and resilience

11. Support for voices, visions and extreme or unusual experiences


12. Support for human needs and human rights


Provider-Developed Resources That A Lot of Activists Like




Do you know of other helpful resources that respect personhood and treat us as people first...?  Please share!












2 comments:

  1. Is there any whatsapp group for peer support?

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  2. Amazing resources especially phone support groups!

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