I have been with the Alaska Mental Health Consumer Web since 2010 starting off as a peer support. What peer support means to me is I have had experiences similar to who I work with. When I can be an example of being a role model of success in anyway or many ways ; i.e. maintaining a job, help with mental stability, being housing, being sober and clean or staying out of the system of being incarcerated or hospitalized. Meeting with participants where they are, what challenges they may have I get to share my experience or find resources that may help them if they want. When they want change in their lives that as peer support we are here to provide a safe environments, with unconditional regard. That we use a recovery base philosophy. I have been through many trainings to better help my peers. I take great pride in what I do as a peer mentor and being able to be a peer housing mentor.