As many of you may know, I am in the process of rewriting and updating Wellness Recovery Action Plan & Peer Support. This has reminded me of the importance of having and keeping a strong support system. In the last e-mails, we have reviewed ways to help build your support team. Once you have built a strong support system, how are you going to keep it strong? Following are some of the ways that others have shared with me, and that I use myself:
“My support team is extremely important to my ongoing wellness. I keep good relationships with them by keeping appointments and being on time, keeping in close touch with my supporters, respecting their boundaries, being there for them as much as they are there for me, not promising more than I can do spending time doing things together that we both enjoy and setting aside time for peer support.”
Together, you can use Peer Support to figure out how to move forward in your lives.
Support means different things to different people. Let your supporters know what you need and want so they can be supportive of you in ways that work for both of you.
If you have other suggestions or ideas about building and maintaining supportive relationships, please let me know. I would love to hear your thoughts and share your ideas with others. And please Visit us on Facebook to share your support!
Get the Support You Need Now – While your recovery journey is yours alone, others help enrich your existence, and counter feelings of loneliness or isolation.
Staying Well Through Support – Explore how to build a strong support system; building support is a skill that can be learned. You have just as much value as anyone else and you deserve support, attention, respect and love. Build a strong Support Team. YOU can do it!