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.

This week’s sneak preview is from Outreach Coordinator Kenneth Kozi Arrington

TRUST

What is Trust? Trust is assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something. Trust is confidence and dependence on someone or something. Some might even say that trust is hope.

So, who or in what do you trust? Who would you trust to take care of your child or children? Who would you trust to take care of you if you were unable to take care of yourself? Who will shop for you, cook for you, clean for you and keep you safe? Who will care for your pets, water your plants and lawn, pay your bills and have keys to your home?

These are very serious questions and the answers are as seriously important.

Why am I asking you all of these questions? Well, because in part 8 of the Crisis Plan of the Wellness Recovery Action Plan, WRAP®, it calls for the person making the plan to identify their supporters; people that they trust. 

Supporters are individuals that have been chosen to step up and take over for someone in an emergency or when someone is in crisis. Supporters are people who will act in the best interest on the behalf of someone else who is overwhelmed and/or may be incapacitated. These are the people who will make important and maybe even life altering decisions for you if or when you cannot make decisions for yourself for some reason.

Not everyone can do that. Only a few special people qualify to meet one’s idea and expectations of what trust is and what it takes to be trusted; what it takes to be a loyal supporter.

You can see why it is so important that the people you choose to name in the WRAP Crisis Plan part 8 are people you absolutely believe in and trust with your life.

If you’d like to know more about WRAP®, the Crisis Plan, and supporters, please consider joining one of the PEERS online virtual WRAP® groups on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Check it out for yourself and let me/us know what you think about it, okay?  Be well!

Who do you trust?