Men's Mental Health 1-on-1 Peer Support
1-ON-1 PEER SUPPORT
It's powerful medicine when you hear, I'VE BEEN THERE. Our peers men who have battled depression, anxiety, addiction, marriage, finances, and general struggles. These peers have regained control of their lives through community support and understand the value of lending an ear and sharing their experiences free of the therapist-patient dynamic.
Men a can connect with a RISE AS LIONS peer in two different ways. For a those living in the Colorado Springs area, RISE AS LIONS can connect them to a peer who has battled depression, anxiety, addiction, or other struggles by phone, email, or over a cup of coffee
PEER SUPPORT ALLOWS MEN TO LEARN FROM EACH OTHER'S KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCES AND EXPLORE NEWLY GAINED INSIGHTS AND COPING SKILLS.
CONNECT WITH A PEER
People's behavior in seeking mental behavior help has negatively been affected by internalized social norms. However, proven research indicates a change in attitudes toward depression, anxiety, or addiction after mental health service use. Men with depression emphasized a perspective of wellness toward mental health problems and critically reflected on the stigma. The positive function of these groups was described as key to successful service use.