Peer-to-Peer Education Course

The NAMI Peer-to-Peer Education class is a ten week – two hours per week – experiential education course on the topic of recovery for any person with serious mental illness who is interested in establishing and maintaining wellness. The course uses a combination of lecture, interactive exercises, and structural group processes. The diversity of experience among participants affords for a lively dynamic that moves the course along.

NAMI’s Peer-to-Peer Education class is offered free of charge to people who experience mental illness. You do not need to be a member of NAMI to take the course. Courses are taught by teams of trained mentors/peer-teachers who are themselves experienced at living well with mental illness.

Details are below. To register, call 610-882-2102. Sign up today!


Spring 2018
10 two-hour sessions
6:30 to 8:30 PM

Place: Lehigh Valley Hospital Network, Muhlenberg Campus, Bethlehem, PA, at Good Shepherd Specialty Hospital, South Entrance. Westgate Drive across from the BonTon




What is taught, exactly?

  • Week One: Introduction, Stigma, Discrimination, Begin Relapse Prevention Planning
  • Week Two: Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Thought, Feelings, Sleep, Continue Relapse Prevention Planning
  • Week Three: Panic Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Senses, Behavior, Continue Relapse Prevention Planning
  • Week Four: Story Telling
  • Week Five: Language, Emotions, Continue Relapse Prevention Planning
  • Week Six: Addictions, Spirituality, Medication, Complete Relapse Prevention Planning
  • Week Seven: Coping Strategies, Decision Making
  • Week Eight: Relationships, Begin Advance Directive
  • Week Nine: Empowerment, Advocacy, “Complete” Advance Directive, Evaluation

This is the Outreach Video for NAMI’s Peer-to-Peer Education Course.

(If you are a NAMI member in recovery, have taken the Peer-to-Peer course, and are interested in learning to teach the course, contact the NAMI office at or 610.882.2102.)