Peer to Peer
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Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Peer To Peer: NAMI's Recovery Curriculum
What is NAMI's Peer-to-Peer Program?
is a unique, learning program for people with any serious mental illness who are
interested in establishing and
maintaining their health and wellness on their journey to recovery.
The course was written by Kathryn Cohan
McNulty, a person with a psychiatric disability who is also a former
provider and manager in the mental health field and a longtime mutual
support group member and facilitator. An advisory board comprised of
NAMI consumer members, in consultation with Joyce Burland, Ph.D., author of
the successful NAMI Family-to-Family education program, helped guide
the curriculum's development.
What does the course include?
|Peer-to-Peer is a nine week two-hour recovery
course, taught by a team of three trained "Mentors" who are
personally experienced at living well with mental illness.|
|Mentors under go an intense 3 day training session,
supplied with teaching manuals. They receive a stipend for each course
they successfully teach. |
|Participants come away from the course with a binder full
of tangible resources: an advance directive; a "relapse prevention
plan" to help identify feelings, thoughts, behaviors, or events that
may warn of impending relapse.|
|It also provides them with many coping strategies and
enjoyable mindfulness exercises.|
The Peer-to-Peer Education Course is offered free of
charge to people who experience mental illness. If you are looking for
effective tools to assist you in maintaining your health and wellness, this is
the education course for you. You do not need to be a member of NAMI to
take the course, however membership is always welcome.
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|NAMI Metro Suburban
||February 10, 2013 in
Oak Park, Illinois