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      PEER-TO-PEER
                FREE 10 Week
        Recovery Education Course
for people living with mental illness
                                       

WHO IS IT FOR
Peer-to-Peer is a unique learning program for anyone 18 years and older with any serious mental  illness who is interested in establishing and maintaining their wellness and recovery.

WHAT IS IT
The Peer-to-Peer course consists of 10 two-hour classes taught by a team of trained "mentors" who are personally experienced at living well with mental illness. 

WHAT DOES IT PROVIDE?
The Peer-to-Peer course provides an opportunity for consumers to discuss a variety of topics within a supportive group of peers. Participants come away from the course with a binder of hand-out materials, as well as many other tangible resources: 

  • An Advance Directive for Mental Health Care when you can't make decisions yourself

  • Personalized "Relapse Prevention Plan" to help identify tell-tale feelings, thoughts, behavior or events that may warn of impending relapse and to organize for intervention.

  • Mindfulness exercises to help focus and calm thinking.

  • Survival skills for working with providers and the general public.

  • Triggers

  • Disclosure to family and friends

  • Communication

  • Surviving Hospital Stays

  • Advocacy

  • Storytelling

  • Suicide and prevention

COURSE CONTENT
Each class contains a combination of lecture and interactive exercise material and closes with Mindfulness Practice (techniques offered to develop and expand awareness). Because each class builds on the one before, attendance each week is required.  See the Peer to Peer Course Topics
for details.

To register for Peer-to-Peer training or to become a mentor teacher, please email friends@namiyolo.org or leave voicemail on the NAMI Helpline at 530-756-8181.

 

Peer to Peer

For more information or to signup
 leave voicemail at
(530) 756-8181 or
send email to friends@namiyolo.org

For a better understanding of what Peer to Peer is all about, watch the
Peer to Peer Outreach Video ( streaming video at Google Video
).


IMPORTANT NOTICE:  NAMI programs should not be used to replace the specialized training and professional judgment of mental health professionals. We cannot, and will not, assume
the role of a physician or therapist. NAMI cannot be held responsible for the use of the information we provide. Please always consult a trained mental health professional before making any decision regarding treatment of yourself or others.