WWP recently issued a press release to share the success of its Peer Support Program, an initiative that allows veterans and their family members to become mentors for their peers who have started the transition and recovery process. Peer mentors are in more advanced stages of the recovery process and have been trained on how to provide peer support. WWP emphasizes that peer mentors are also motivators, role models, and friends to their mentees.
In the press release, participants in the WWP Peer Support Program note that mentorship is especially important for warriors in rural areas who may feel disconnected from the rest of their community. Experienced WWP mentors state that they develop lasting bonds while making an impact on their mentees’ recovery progress. By connecting warriors with other individuals who share similar experiences, the Peer Support Program fosters meaningful support systems and promotes mental health around the nation.