I am one of five.
Heather Boll, Mental Health Peer Support Specialist.
As one of five people battling a mental illness, I want to serve as a bridge between people in distress and the overwhelming, confusing health care system. I help guide, support and access mental health resources to those in need.
Mental illness, depression, anxiety, suicide, panic attacks - for many, these are increasingly painful realities of life. If you have found my page I want to thank you! Secondly keep reading and know you’re not alone!
I have been in these shoes.
I have walked the path through mental illness to recovery.
I have assisted others on their journey to recovery.
I offer an authentic service that will put YOU and/or your loved one first in the midst of a dark and scary time in your life.
My experiences allow me to serve as an advocate, providing an essential roadmap of resources to achieve recovery.
— Heather Boll, Mental health peer support specialist
I will provide you my experience and knowledge that will help you manage your day to day life living with a mental illness. I will help you overcome discrimination and stigma. I will listen, with respect, acceptance, and encouragement to your specific needs. You come first! I will assist you every step of the way on your path to recovery. We will overcome barriers, we will build goals and dreams, we will pursue a plan that will turn your life around.
I want to promote HOPE and HEALING through positive self disclosure, demonstrating that recovery is possible.
I will do this by teaching you and your family to:
Express and achieve goals
Monitor your progress
Teach effective coping and self-help skills
Assist in finding effective services and resources outside your home
Develop a personal wellness plan
Get you out into your community
Offer support during a crisis
Help you become independent and productive, leading you to recovery
1out of 5
suffer from mental illness
1 out of 3
Americans have suicidal thoughts
I will share my experience and offer hope in the areas that I have experienced first hand: working with a therapist and psychiatrist, learning about coping skills, medications and other treatment options, utilizing community resources, overcoming alcohol addiction, finding volunteer opportunities, and building trusting relationships. I can prepare you to face Mental illness acceptance, recovery, setbacks and the potential for relapse.