Peer-to-Peer is a free, 8-session class for any adult individual living with a mental health condition. The program offers a relaxed, trusting, and safe environment for participants to learn about mental illness, strategies for self-care, healthy relationships, and positive coping skills. This structured course is taught by a team of trained instructors who are successfully managing their own mental health conditions.
In the program, participants will:
- Share experiences with peers who also are working toward mental health 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 relapse
- Learn how to be an active participant in any treatment plan
- Learn how to strengthen interpersonal relationships
Space is limited and registration is required.
Registration required| Eight class sessions (2 hours each) | No charge to participants
What People Are Saying
“I am now aware that I’m not alone. I’d like to become more involved with NAMI and advocacy.”
“I’ve really learned how to cope with my triggers better, and I’m now on the path to truly loving myself.”
“NAMI Peer-to-Peer gave me hope when I was close to giving up. I realized that things can and do get better and that my mental health condition doesn’t define me. I learned how to speak up for myself, build a strong support network and make plans for my future. I felt welcome and like I was among friends. Most importantly, I felt heard and understood.”
“I’ve learned how to communicate with my parents about what’s going on with me.”
“It was really nice being with people who understood.”
vicki rivera, peer & Family program Director
Please feel free to contact Vicki with any questions or for more information.