Peer-to-Peer is a 10-week course for people with mental illness, to assist them in understanding brain disorders, symptom management, relapse prevention, coping skills, and advance directives.
Peer-to-Peer consists is taught by a team of two trained “Mentors” and a volunteer support person who are personally experienced at living well with mental illness.
Participants come away from the course with a binder of hand-out materials, as well as many other tangible resources:an advance directive; a “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; and survival skills for working with providers and the general public.
For more details about the classes, go to the NAMI Peer-to-Peer website.
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