One-on-One Peer Support
Peggy Lillis Foundation’s Peer Support Network is an online support program for people affected by Clostridioides difficile, or C. diff, infections. Individuals are connected with experienced mentors who have survived, or cared for someone with C. diff. Peer supporters offer guidance and assistance based on their personal, lived experiences with C. diff, but do not serve as medical or counseling professionals or dietitians. If you are in a medical emergency, please call 911. If you are in a mental health crisis, please call your local crisis center or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255.
Boundaries and Limitations
Peer supporters are volunteers across several time zones with work and/or family obligations that require their attention. Participants and supporters should communicate with each other their availability to avoid any timing issues. Peer support volunteers may share aspects of their personal C. diff experience to provide advice and guidance. However, participants should respect the volunteer’s boundaries on what personal information they may share.
Note that PLF is run by a small staff and body of volunteers, so please make sure your questions haven’t already been answered over on our FAQ page. Also, download and read our Care Guide or our Lifestyle & Nutrition Guide for more specific information on taking care of yourself or your loved ones during and after a C. diff infection.
The information that you provide to Peggy Lillis Foundation staff and peer supporters is confidential and will not be shared outside of the organization.
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