Examples of Ways to Promote Psychological Sense of Community
Social networks – family, friends, neighbors, and other community members as providers of social support
Informal caregivers - Have you ever talked a personal problem or concern with a friend, a mentor, a teacher, someone from your faith community (e.g., priest, pastor, rabbi), a bartender, a barber or hairdresser?
Organized one-to-one peer support programs – the importance of emotional support, guidance, tangible support, financial support
Self-help/mutual aid groups and organizations run entirely by people who share a common concern (e.g., AA, weight loss support groups)