Peer-to-Peer is an 8-week education course and is for any individual living with a mental health condition.
The course, led by trained mentors who are successfully managing their own mental health conditions, provides participants with information on mental health conditions and teaches strategies for self-care, healthy relationships and coping skills.
Space is limited and registration is required. Once your registration is confirmed, the only things you'll need are a workbook of materials that we will provide at no charge and an internet-connected computer, tablet, or mobile device to enter into the virtual classroom!
- Is offered at no charge to participants
- Is taught by trained NAMI mentors who themselves have 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 relapse
- Learn how to be an active participant in any treatment plan
- Learn how to strengthen interpersonal relationships
If interested, please click the "Interest Form" button below and you will be contacted by our Peer Program Coordinator.
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.”