Out of principle, we do not make matches solely on the basis of diagnosis. Rather than focusing on diagnostic labels, we match people based on their interests, what they’re hoping to get out of the relationship and any other specific criteria that are important to them (i.e. gender, age, location etc.).
Those of us who have struggles with our mental health often have similar experiences, regardless of diagnosis. Many of us have struggled with feelings of stigma or lack of acceptance, hopelessness, uncertainty about the future, and histories of trauma. Peers and peer supporters connect around these and countless other issues.
We learn about and from one another through the sharing of stories and the building of new experiences together. This is a process that takes place outside of the medical model and regardless of whether or not two people have been placed in the same diagnostic category.