NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a free, 10-session educational program for adults with mental illness who are looking to better understand their condition and journey toward recovery. Taught by a trained team of people who’ve been there, the program includes presentations, discussion, and interactive exercises. Everything is confidential, and NAMI never recommends a specific medical therapy or treatment approach.
What the Course Provides
- Current information about the major mental illnesses and the most current research available on the biological aspects of these illnesses.
- Current information on the possibilities for living in recovery, including a variety of treatment strategies currently available.
- Specific skills training in the areas of problem solving, listening, communication techniques, and handling
crises and relapse.
- Guidance on locating appropriate supports and services within the community and tips on advocating for those supports and services.