What is a Mental Health Companion?
Your mental health companion (MHC) is someone who will believe in your ambitions, support your plans for change and hold you personally accountable for your progress. Your MHC is the greatest advocate in your quest to reach a balanced state of mind.
Transcend Recovery Community identified this rising need for mental health companions to ensure that recovering individuals get the best support they need and deserve. With professional and highly-trained mental health companions joining its team, encouragement, positive motivation, and accountability are instilled in those recovering individuals during their crucial transitioning period post-rehabilitation treatment.
Most often than not, people who seek therapy do so because they're experiencing mental distress and could benefit from active support, guidance, or treatment for their emotional and behavioral problems. In the US alone, four in 10 American adults have been to counseling or therapy at some point in their lives. Mental health companions work to increase the availability of this kind of support to people in the community, especially those experiencing social isolation.
These mental wellness advocates are driven by a desire to assist others and make a difference. They'll build a strong bond with your loved ones, giving them the confidence to make a good change. As you work with them, you would expect regular days where your mental health companion would follow you to work, go to different places for errands, lend transportation support when necessary, and teach essential independent living skills.
As you transition to a life of sobriety or long-term mental wellness, these companions devote their time to being by your side in every situation and moment where you would need that extra support and care from someone. They will be your anchor and your rock, especially when you are at your lowest moment, and you would need a reassuring pat on the shoulder or motivational talk to get you through your worries. Your mental health companion is also your number one champion who would cheer for you when reaching milestones and achievements on your progress.