Peer support workers are individuals who are successfully in the recovery process and who can help others experiencing situations similar to theirs. Through shared understanding, respect, and mutual empowerment, peer support workers help their peers become and stay engaged in the recovery process. Peer support services can effectively extend the reach of treatment beyond the clinical setting and into the everyday environment of those seeking a successful, sustained recovery process.
Participants in the Heroes Comfort program are eligible to receive up to
up to three free sessions for mental health assistance from a licensed counselor. Care for concerns such as depression, anxiety, relationship, and family issues are available.
Grounding is a practice that can help pull away from flashbacks, unwanted memories, and negative or challenging emotions. Grounding techniques may help distract you from what you are experiencing and refocus on what is happening in the present moment. Grounding techniques can be used to help create space from distressing feelings in nearly any situation, but are especially helpful if you are wrestling with PTSD, depression, anxiety, or other associated symptoms.