Rose Garden

Today, would have been my mother’s 86th birthday.

Thankfully, today also marks the official end of the last three months. A lot more melancholy this year. But each year is different, and one thing I know is that each year gets better in its own way.

But this year had a lot more rain falling.

Joseph Alex Martin is a Copeland Center-certified Mental Health Recovery including Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) Advanced Level Co-Facilitator. Joseph began utilizing his own WRAP in 2008 following his certification as a Peer Support Specialist. Joseph was a Certified Peer Support Specialist in Pennsylvania for 9 1/2 years, and is now living in New Jersey and working in New York. In his role as a Certified Peer Support Specialist, Joseph supports the recovery of his peers in their plans to take action to recover wellness in their lives.