Monday, March 3, 2014

NAMI offers free 10-week "Peer to Peer" Program for individuals living with mental illness - April through June

One of NAMI’s Signature programs, Peer to Peer, a 10-week educational program to enhance mental health recovery, will start on Monday April 7 from 1 to 3PM at Amador Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Rd, Jackson.  This program is for individuals living with mental illness and is taught by NAMI-trained mentors who are well along in recovery.  Goals are to provide education about mental illness, emotional and practical support, independent problem solving and relapse prevention.  

This is the sixth time NAMI Amador has been able to offer the program, so many people have benefitted from learning that recovery is possible.  The course will be taught by two very experienced mentors (teachers), including a NAMI California state trainer.  The workbooks that every participant is given are new and updated this year with the latest information from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM V).

As with all services of NAMI Amador, the course is free to the public.  Mental Health Services Act funding is provided by Amador County Behavioral Health Department.  All class sessions are confidential.

 Each week builds upon the last, offering a variety of tools with which to better understand and manage an individual life.   Thus, attendance is expected at each session.   Contact 223-9133 to learn more or to sign up.

NAMI Amador is Amador County’s chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and is a volunteer non-profit public charity serving people with mental illness, their families and other loved ones. More information is available at www.facebook.com/NAMIAmador. 






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