Peer-to-Peer mentors include, from left to right, Faith Boersma, Richard Bauer, Ann Pearson, Sandy Pharis, Patrick Haskett, Miles Sutter, and Janet Malcolm.
This ten-week education course focuses on recovery and is for any person with serious mental illness. The course provides participants with comprehensive information on mental illness. It also teaches strategies for personal and interpersonal awareness, coping skills, and self-care strategies.
Classes are taught by trained mentors, or peer teachers, who are successfully managing their own conditions. The course provides a full approach to recovery, including individual empowerment, family and peer support, relapse prevention, communication skills, and general health.
The course promotes effective paths to recovery and inspires a commitment to wellness. Participants
- Meets in a two-hour sessions once a week for ten weeks
- Is offered free of charge.
- Is taught by trained NAMI mentors who themselves have a achieved a measure of recovery
and are successfully managing their mental illness
- Follows a structured format in a relaxed and confidential setting
- Share experiences with peers who also are working toward recovery
- Gain further insight into mental illness
- Gain knowledge of how to manage and cope with circumstances
- Learn to identify feelings, thoughts, behaviors, and events that can result in a possible
- Learn how to be an active participant in any treatment plan
- Learn how to strengthen interpersonal relationships
Upcoming Sessions for 2013
Wednesdays, Jan. 16 - March 20
Tuesdays, April 2 - June 4
Wednesdays, June 12 - Aug. 21
Thursdays, Sept. 12 - Nov. 14
To register, call (920) 954-1550
"The course presented a very powerful message. I am impressed with the entire curriculum. It included a lot of different tools for recovery while allowing for choice, which is important to me."
- Peer-to-Peer participant