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12 Days of Kindness: She lost her son to overdose, now she's spreading awareness of the opioid crisis

Terry Jenkins takes comfort in helping others through NISA's Warm Line

Terry Jenkins lost her son Matthew to overdose last year. 

Despite struggling with the pain from losing her son, Terry has continued to be an active member of the community by spreading a message of hope through the work she does with Northern Initiative for Social Action’s (NISA) warm line program

Terry has found the strength to speak out about her experience and spread awareness about the opioid crisis in Sudbury.

Today, we are at NISA to recognize Terry with an act of kindness and meet her daughter Jessie and granddaughter Maelin. 

Are you feeling lonely, depressed, isolated or anxious? The Warm Line offers peer support seven nights a week from 6 p.m. to midnight. Phone 1-866-856-WARM (9276)

The Warm Line offers peer support and addresses some of the challenges facing people with lived experience of mental illness. The line strives to provide opportunities through which participants (staff and callers) can gain valuable work experience and enhance their skills, while offering a much-needed service in a warm, compassionate and flexible environment. The Warm Line is a peer-run telephone service.

Remember to visit each weekday morning leading up to Christmas as the 12 Days of Kindness supported by @homeENERGY continues.

Watch more Acts of Kindness here.