is a statement of trust and behaviour we encourage each peer to commit
to, each and everyday.
As your peer, I am committed to seeing you
healed emotionally. It doesn’t matter who you are, what you have done,
or what diagnosis you have been given, I care about you and I am here to
Your story is so important. It is what shaped
you to who you are today. Know this, that whatever you tell me, I
will never, ever, repeat to anyone else. Your story is safe with me.
This includes your personal information like phone numbers, email
addresses, residence address, and such. I will always ask you first if
it is ok to pass on this information.
I will never say anything negative about
you. If I see anything negative in you, I will go to you, and you alone
to tell you
what I have observed in you, and will do so lovingly and gently. What you do with that information is up to
you. Just know that I am committed to your development as a
Know, too, that how you react to what I say
will have no bearing on how I view you, nor impede on my commitment to be your friend. I am
your friend, and that will never change.
the unique person you are, and I see the huge potential in you, and I
will encourage you to keep coming out, and keep working on your
emotional healing. And when it is complete, I will be right there beside
you, rejoicing with you in the victories you have won.
good you see in me, I credit to the people in my life who have helped me develop to who I
am today. I trust I will never be proud or boastful about the good in
me. I know it is a gift. Please help me to remain humble about such
things, and tell me if you see pride coming in. I will welcome your
comments along these lines.
Because I am committed to helping you be
whole, I buckle down, and actively work on my own recovery, so I can be
that much more of a help to you. As I work on my own recovery, please
feel free to approach me if you see any areas in my life that need adjustment. I will honour you for reaching out
to me, and pay careful consideration to points you are making. I thank
you in advance to taking the time to speak with me about such things.
my peer commitment to you, and I solemnly declare that it will never change.
Your friend (for life),
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