Are you feeling overwhelmed, struggling with substance abuse, or thinking of harming yourself? Do you need to talk to someone who understands and cares? If you answered yes to any of these questions, MAS-SSF has a new program that can help you.
A New Tele-Counseling Service Launching March 2020
MAS-SSF has a new tele-counseling service that you can use to talk with a trained peer counselor. Peer Counselors are individuals who are experts by experience — people who navigated life challenges that have created a heart of caring and kindness within them. They have also received rigorous training on how to best help, listen, and support individuals effectively.
The MAS-SSF Peer Counselors represent over 10 languages, with many of them speaking Arabic, Dar/Farsi, Pashto, Urdu, Punjabi, and Hindi. They are certified by the state after being trained for 80 hours and they continually receive monthly training on needed topics to keep their skills updated.
Navigating Difficult Times
Sometimes, when we are experiencing significant life challenges, we might think no one understands or cares. We may feel shy about reaching out and asking for help. We may be used to suffering alone.
When we reach out to trusted confidants and share our feelings, sorrows, grief, pain, or even successes, the sharing helps lighten our heavy load. When we talk about the difficult time we are going through, we can come up with a solution in the process. Our trained peer counselor can help direct the conversation by asking questions that help you discover the core issues.
Seek Help Before It Is Too Late
The moment you start going through a rough patch in life, don’t hesitate to seek help from a professional who cares and who will understand the sacred trust.
Call MAS-SSF before you reach your breaking point. Call and talk to someone who understands, someone who cares about you, and will keep your experiences, concerns, feelings, and thoughts confidential. What you say remains between you and your peer counselor unless you are at risk of self-harm or harming someone else, or vulnerable children or adults are at risk.
Call and get the right help at the right time in the right way. The peer counselors at MAS-SSF are well-trained and standing by to offer you a kind ear, a caring heart, and the confidentiality you need and count on.