PEERS is supporting you through your WRAP® journey with daily blog posts. On Wednesdays, we provide sneak previews of what you can expect when you join one of our ongoing WRAP® groups.

For even more support, visit PEERS’ WRAP® Program webpage, download the WRAP® app, and find out more about WRAP® online.

by Heather Riemer

I am a person who spends a lot of time alone. I do this this because I feel more comfortable this way. This is because I am super insecure, and that makes it hard to be around others. I don’t reach out much because I don’t feel worthy. I am always comparing my insides to other people’s outsides; this a hard way to go through life. It feels super lonely.

As human beings, we need some sort of social contact. Whether we realize it or not, we need other human beings. But because I find it so hard to socialize, I don’t really make an effort to reach out to others.  That is, except a couple hours per week in a WRAP® group.

But fortunately, I find that human connection in WRAP®.  I find that social contact that so eludes me. I find this in a WRAP® group because this is a place where there are other folks like me who want to reach out. Maybe it is hard for them like it is for me, but here they are.

I am finding other folks who might be just as lonely as me, but who are risking reaching out to better themselves. In doing so, we have connected with each other. 

So in seeking to develop a better life, I have found so much more. I have found the basic human contact I crave, but have difficulty reaching in my everyday existence. 

Besides developing a WRAP® plan, I have also found social interaction, which in this time of social distancing is more important than ever.

PEERS has virtual WRAP groups on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. To register, call 314-472-8826 or email wrap@peersnet.org.