The most valuable thing that RPN has taught me is that, sometimes, actively listening without any judgement, is all someone may need to feel understood. At times, advice and comforting words are needed, but at other times, all people really want is a open ear and a soft heart. Leading support groups has been life changing for me because I gained a deeper understanding of iCBT, LGBT, mindfulness, the power of silence, trauma, etc. I have never felt more ready to comfort someone in their time of deepest need. RPN is a safe haven where I can be surrounded by people who care about mental health as much as I do, lend a helping hand to anyone who needs it, and relate to those who are struggling every day. The trainings and lessons that we received are invaluable and have honestly made me grow into a better person.