How Peer Specialists Can Help People Connect to Faith Communities

Helping peers connect to faith communities

Almost everyone needs to connect to at least one community, whether they’re going through trauma and emotional distress or not. With rare exceptions, isolation is lonely, ultimately unsustainable,and sometimes dangerous. You can’t build your sense of self-worth in isolation.

People often connect to faith communities, which provide a community connection, social support, and a spiritual life — three things that help people in distress get through to the other side.

For people dealing with long-term emotional difficulty, making community connections can be extra hard, because they often have low opinions of

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