NAMI Peer-to-Peer 10 Week Class
CLASSES NOW FORMING
Date: April 2013
Time and Location: HOPE Community Center (Formerly Phoenix Place)
Peer-to-Peer is a unique, experiential learning program for people with any serious mental illness who are interested in establishing and maintaining their wellness and recovery. Peer-to-Peer consists of 10 two-hour units and is taught by 2 trained mentors, 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.
Every class contains a combination of lecture and interactive exercise material and closes with Mindfulness Practice (techniques offered to develop and expand awareness). Each class builds on the previous class: attendance each week, therefore, is required.
Partial Topic List
Stigma, Discrimination, Trauma
Relapse Prevention Planning
Borderline Personality Disorder
Thoughts, Feelings, Sleep
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Language, Emotions, Personal Mayhem
"real world" coping strategies
Relationships, Allies, "Hot Buttons"
NAMI Clermont County is offering a 10 week Peer to Peer Class starting April 2013. This class is for those diagnosed with a mental illness or brain disorder.
This 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.
- Meets for two hours once a week for ten weeks
- Is Offered FREE of CHARGE
- Is taught by trained NAMI mentors who themselves have achieved a measure of recovery and success
- Follows a structured format in a relaxed and confidential setting.
This course provides a full approach to recovery, including empowerment, family and peer support, relapse prevention, communication skills and general health.
Registration is required.
For more information, or to register, please call the NAMI Clermont County office at 513-528-5500.