Monday, May 25, 2015

FREE NAMI Peer-to-Peer Education Course - June 22 – Aug 24

One of NAMI’s Signature programs, Peer to Peer, a 10-week educational program to enhance mental health recovery begins Monday June 22 from 6 to 8PM. at Sierra Wind Wellness Center, 10354 Argonaut Lane, 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 eighth time NAMI Amador has been able to offer the program, so many people have benefitted from learning that recovery is possible. The course is taught by two experienced mentors (teachers). The workbooks that every participant is given are new and updated this year with the latest information on mental illness research, treatment and strategies for self-management.

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.

This is the first time the course has been offered in the evening, in response to requests to make the experience available to people with daytime commitments.

Each week builds upon the last, offering a variety of tools with which to better understand and manage one’s individual life. Thus, attendance is expected at each session. Contact 223-1485, X266 to learn more or to leave a message 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 .

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