When dealing with a mental illness, sometimes you feel like you come up against a fork in the road; turning left leads to doctors and pills and turning right means you go it ‘alone,’ utilizing a support network of family and friends. Talk therapy can be wonderful, but can also be subject to health insurance restrictions and/or is downright expensive if you don’t have insurance coverage. And while medication is an effective treatment for some, it doesn’t work for everybody and/or you might even see it as a last resort. The alternative of trying to push on through a mental illness on your own might be just the ticket for you, but what if it doesn’t work?
There’s another route, too, and it goes by the name peer-led recovery.Continue Reading