When you were in school, you may have had a “tribe” that included those you were close to, those you knew you could count on, those you could have deep conversations with, and those you could just have fun with. As we become adults, it can be hard to find a tribe, what with all the responsibilities and worries that come with getting older. Wasatch Crest offers support groups, which are a great tribe foundation. Here is some other information about tribes and why they are important.
What is a tribe and why do you need one?
A tribe can be made up of anyone – coworkers, family, even pets – that shares your interests and provides support. Your tribe doesn’t have to be large to be helpful, and even introverts need one. Craving a connection with others is part of being human. It used to be essential for our physical survival, and now it is essential for our mental health.
How to find your tribe
Your potential “tribe members” are all around you. Get to know your neighbors or attend a church or synagogue service. Volunteer for a cause you believe in – you already have this cause in common with the other volunteers, so that’s a great way to start. Take a class in something that has always interested you. Some people may say that technology gets in the way of finding a tribe, as it makes it too easy to stay home and not meet new people. However, the internet is a great way to find people who share your interests. There are apps you can use to find people in your area who would like to meet up for a hike or a bike ride.
Your new tribe can start out as a group of people that have the same interests that you do, over time developing into a group of people you know you can count on when you are going through a tough time. Wasatch Crest Treatment in Heber, Utah, knows how important it is to have your own tribe and a group that supports you. Call (800) 385-3507 today if you are in need of a support group.