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!
| NEXT COURSE
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
(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 email@example.com or 610.882.2102.)