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Peer to Peer
March 17, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until May 19, 2016
A unique learning experience for people living with a mental illness who are interested in establishing and maintaining their wellness and recovery. The course uses a combination of lecture, interactive exercises and structured group processes. The teachers are a team of trained “mentors” or peer-teachers, who are themselves experienced at living well with mental illness. Classes held weekly for ten weeks.
This course includes:
- Ten two-hour units taught by a team of two trained “Mentors” and a volunteer support person who are personally experienced at living well with mental illness.
- Mentors are trained in an intensive three day training session and are supplied with teaching materials
- 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.
To register for Peer to Peer, visit http://namigreaterhouston.org/