The course was written by Kathryn Cohan McNulty, a person with a psychiatric disability who is also a former provider and manager in the mental health field and a longtime mutual support group member and facilitator.
An advisory board comprised of NAMI consumer members, in consultation with Joyce Burland, Ph.D., author of the successful NAMI Family-to-Family Education program, helped guide the curriculum’s development.
Since 2005, NAMI’s Peer-to-Peer Recovery Program has been supported by AstraZeneca.
What does the course include?
Peer-to-Peer consists of nine two-hour units and is taught by a team of three trained “Mentors” who are personally experienced at living well with mental illness.
Mentors are trained in weekend-long training sessions, supplied with teaching manuals, and are paid a stipend for each course they teach.
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.
Please call the office to register for a class at (210) 734-3349!
2017 Up Coming Classes:
January 10th to March 14th – N. Alamo area.
January 14th to March 18th – NW area.
March 29 to May 31st – Downtown area.
May 2nd to July 11th – N. Alamo area.
June 21nd to August 30th – Medical Center area.
July 27th 10th to September 28th – Downtown area.
September 12th to November 14th – N. Alamo area.
September 13th to November 14th – Downtown area.