To the editor:

Serenity Steps Peer Support Center is asking for the community’s help during their annual road toll on Saturday, July 13, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. In a time of shrinking mental health budgets, raising funds has become even more important. The funds raised will go to help Serenity Steps’ provide support to area people with mental health challenges, which includes people with both mental health and substance abuse issues.

At Serenity Steps, we practice Intentional Peer support. This approach focuses on building connections and creating mutual relationships. Through these connections, people can begin to see their world differently, challenge themselves, take risks and then move forward towards the life they want to live.

There everyone supports one another — either with one-on-one interactions, peer-run groups and mutual conversations at the tables. These times together help build different sort of relationships. These opportunities for change happen in a safe, and nonjudgmental environment.

There is hope. Recovery is possible, and that recovery looks different for each person.

Serenity Steps is located at 567 Main St. in Berlin. Stop in any time to see what we are all about.

For more information, call (603) 752-8111. The services are free, and there is no complicated intake process.

All you need do is to come into the center with a desire to make your life better, a willingness to do some work, and your recovery, as you define it, is possible.

Ellen Tavino, team leader

Serenity Steps

Berlin

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