NAMI Peer-to-Peer

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What is NAMI Peer-to-Peer?

  • NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a free, 10 session class to help adults living with mental health challenges achieve and maintain wellness
  • Information is included on conditions such as major depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, and borderline personality disorder, among others
  • Participants leave NAMI Peer-to-Peer with a customized relapse prevention plan and a form they can use to create their own Advance Directive for Mental Healthcare Decision Making
  • Discussion and interactive exercises focus on mindfulness and meditation, relapse prevention, and healthy coping skills to help cope with life’s challenges
  • Classes are free and confidential
  • Classes are open to any adult living with a mental illness
  • Classes are taught by trained Peer Mentors living in recovery themselves

What does Peer-to-Peer include?

  • Current information about the major mental illnesses and the most current research available on the biological aspects of these illnesses
  • Information on recovery, including a variety of treatment strategies currently available
  • Skills training in the areas of problem solving, listening, communication techniques and handling crisis and relapse
  • Guidance on locating appropriate supports and services within the community and offer tips of advocating for those supports and services
  • Promotes stigma reduction through education and personal contact with individuals with a mental illness.

For More Information:

To become a Peer-to-Peer mentor:

Please download the application in English or Spanish and send it to Erik Villalobos, Education Coordinator, at
erik@namica.org 

Upcoming trainings for 2017/2018 will be announced shortly.

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