One basic philosophy of The Alaska Mental Health Consumer Web and of Peer Support is that the development of relationships is a crucial component of recovery. The Web views recovery as more than the ending of substance abuse or lessening of symptoms of mental health issues. Recovery is life changing. Participants find that a Peer Mentor is a valuable tool for recovery. A Peer Mentor engages participants in regaining control over their lives and over their recovery process. Peer Mentors model competency in recovery and maintaining ongoing wellness.