NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a recovery-focused educational program for adults who wish to establish and maintain wellness in response to mental health challenges. The course provides critical information and strategies related to living with mental illness.

 

What You Should Expect

  • Ten two-hour sessions, free of charge.
  • Designed for individuals (18 and over) living with mental illness.
  • Taught by a trained team of individuals living in recovery from mental illness.
  • Incorporates presentations, discussion and exercises. 

Why You Should Attend

  • A toolkit of information
  • Up-to-date research on brain biology.
  • Mental illness symptoms and their relationship to personal experiences.
  • Personalized relapse prevention plan.
  • Tools to prepare for interactions with health care providers.
  • Skills for making decisions and reducing stress.
  • Wisdom from shared experiences

 

This peer-led course provides a confidential place to learn from shared experiences in an environment of sincere, uncritical acceptance. No specific medication or medical therapy is endorsed or recommended. Our Core Philosophy informs the course’s approach.

 

Participation in the course gives you an opportunity to gain tangible resources – personalized plans, strategies for potential events in the future and information – as well as a deeper understanding of your personal recovery process.

 

Core Philosophy

 

  • We have more in common than not.
  • We are all experts on our own experience.
  • We respect individual experiences and individual choices.
  • We are free to choose our own path.
  • There is no one true way to do or be anything.

 If you are interested in more information on Peer to Peer please call: 419-425-5988 ask for Chris Larson -Program/Volunteer Coordinator