Frequently, peers feel they aren’t heard. This can be with their medication manager, their therapist, their teacher, their employer, their family . . . the list goes on, and it’s of no fault of those who care for us. There is simply a disconnect that makes it so sometimes it’s very difficult to articulate what it means to be a peer, and it’s very hard for people to understand as a result.
Like with all Stand Up To Stigma education programs, peer volunteers share their life experiences openly and bravely with the goal being to lessen the gap in understanding more and more as those who care for us know us better and better.
With “Get To Know Me”, peer presenters share what it is they would like the people in their life to know about how to listen and how to help.