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.
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To become a Peer-to-Peer mentor:
Upcoming trainings for 2017/2018 will be announced shortly.