Peer Support

 

"Peer support is a naturally occurring, mutually beneficial support process, where people who share a common experience meet as equals, sharing skills, strengths and hopes, allowing people to learn ways of coping from each other.

Formalized peer support begins when persons with lived experience, who have received specialized training, assume unique designated roles... to support an individual's expressed wishes."

-Ontario Peer Development Initiative

 

At Gia Allemand Foundation, we believe that no one should have to deal with issues like PMDD, postpartum depression and anxiety, pregnancy loss, and perimenopausal depression alone. And so, we offer round the clock peer support to women and girls around the world at absolutely no cost.

If you are having a hard time, please reach out. We’ve been there, made it through, and would love to talk.

Our Peer Support Team is comprised of women who have dealt with reproductive mood disorders (for example, PMDD, postpartum depression, etc) and other women’s health issues (think pregnancy loss) and have completed our unique women's peer support and crisis intervention training program.

Peers not only provide insight based on personal experience with various treatment plans but also teach coping skills, physical wellness, good nutrition, stress management and social support. More than anything, though, they provide a safe space for you to be heard. They’ve been there, and don’t judge.

 

Fill out this quick form to connect with a Peer Support Provider today

Note: We cannot guarantee that Peer Support is always available, but we do our best to be here 24/7. If you would like to join our team of volunteer Peer Support Providers, click here to learn more and submit your application.

If one-on-one Peer Support isn’t what you are looking for right now, consider checking out one of our online peer support groups.

 

 

If you are experiencing a moment of crisis or are in danger of self-harm please contact emergency services (ie 911) or connect with a crisis line near you.