Depression

Depression Recovery Group - Understanding Medications

HeyPeers Certified Meeting
Hosted By
Valerie C.
Monday, May 20, 2024 | 05:00pm - 06:30pm EDT
$9.99
11 seats remaining
HeyPeers
About this meeting
This meeting is designed, led and attended by those who are diagnosed with depression or believe they may have a depressive disorder. The intention of this group is to create a safe space for sharing depression stories, questions and concerns. Our engaging video-based groups provide self-help education and peer support. Led by a Certified Peer Specialist, these meetings are confidential and anonymous. You choose how involved you would like to be. If you don't feel comfortable talking - it's OK to just listen.

About the host
I am a fellow peer who has struggled with mental illness, Eating disorder, weight management, addiction, PTSD, and domestic violence. I have been in recovery for 14 years and know that having experienced life can be a valuable tool. I offer a listening ear without judgement and will encourage you in recovery and wellness. I have a good understanding about what it takes to push past the darkness to be able to fully focus on recovery. Working at self-care in any form is hard, and we all deserve to love ourselves. I have struggled with intense emotions that destroyed many positive things in my life. I have worked to better myself and develop the tools to continue to improve in life. I am compassionate and caring person with a heartfelt desire to help those struggling. I became a peer support specialist to use my experience to help others develop their own tools. I am not textbook in what I do, and I believe that everyone is unique and should never be put in a box. Each journey is different with some similar scenes. Recovery is a lifelong journey and I feel that one of the most important parts of recovery is knowing you are not alone. I am not ashamed of my story. Please join me in any of my groups or individual sessions to see if I would be a good fit to help you in your journey.
Motivation for help
I struggled with anxiety, depression, PTSD and suicidal ideation from a very young age. After over a 20 year battle with several suicide attempts, addiction and an eating disorder I decided I was still here for a reason. That reason was to help others. My path out of darkness opened the door for me to not only live life to the fullest but to love life and myself. My motivation to become a Peer is to help others find their light so they can experience the beauty of what they have to offer.
Recent reviews
Definitely has you look at life through a different lense.
Jun 08, 2023
I missed seeing your smiling face today. Figuring technical issues or a really bad hair day. :) Thanks for doing what you do!
May 14, 2023
Very positive group discussions. Thank you!
May 14, 2023
Valerie is amazing with listening
May 09, 2023
Excellent - Valerie is an excellent facilitator that is engaging, encouraging, insightful and empathetic. Thank you Valerie!
May 07, 2023
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May 07, 2023
Love our group. Thanks!!!
Apr 30, 2023
Valerie is AWESOME! I feel that we started off a bit rocky, but her groups/1:1 sessions almost always have me feeling more at peace.
Apr 26, 2023
Thanks for your dedication! I love being able to do this sharing. It has become part of my toolkit. See you next week.
Apr 23, 2023
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Welcome to HeyPeers Certified Meetings!

HeyPeers Certified meetings are facilitated by Group Leaders who have lived experience with the topic of the meeting they are facilitating. They have completed training, passed exams and have met other requirements in their state to become cerified. Some of our CPSs are also nationally certified and most have other credentials as well. Most HeyPeers Certifed meetings are 90 minutes in length and include a discussion of helpful tips and techniques.