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Peer Mentoring Provides 'Somebody Who's Been There'

01 January, 2022

Several years ago, before ThriveNV was created to support people in Nevada diagnosed with cancer, our team talked to people from throughout the state who had cancer to find out what resources and supports would improve their quality of life. Many said peer support was very much in need, especially for those living in rural Nevada who may have less access to community support.

“Someone to talk to you, to know that you’re not crazy,” is how one person put it. Several said they wished they’d been able to connect with “someone who has been there,” or “somebody that had the same type of cancer as me to ask, ‘is this right, is this wrong?’”

ThriveNV, through a partnership with Imerman Angels, offers that “someone who’s been there” to Nevadans with a peer-to-peer mentoring program.

Our ThriveNV Navigator Amy talks a little more about our peer mentoring partnership in the video below. To get even more information, visit our peer mentoring page.

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