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Free Education Courses for Cumberland or Perry County Residents are funded by the C/P County MH Program. 

Locally we currently offer two NAMI Signature Education courses: Family-to-Family (F2F)  and Peer-to-Peer (P2P). For more information about all of NAMI's Signature education, training & support programs visit visit There you will find information, gain insight, and get support. We on occassion offer NAMI Hearts and Minds and Mary Ellen Copeland's Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) workshops depending on interest.

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See Home Page for information on the Fall 2014 NAMI F2F course starting Sept. 10, 2014 in Carlisle. Family-to-Family (F2F) is a 12 week NAMI signature copyrighted education course. Pre-registration is required for all NAMI Signature education courses. For information about F2F email Sarah Roley at or call 717-249-7653  we accept registration for all our standard courses year round. Note due to the funding source residency in Cumberland or Perry counties is necessary.

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The Family to Family course is a 12 week family-psycho education program especially designed for families/loved ones experiencing the effects of severe brain disorders, focuses on major psychiatric illnesses.

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Classes are team-taught by trained family members who have been there and understand.

Participants are encouraged to support each other, to be knowledgeable, and to be effective members of a team that includes the family, the individual with the mental healh concerns, the doctor, the case manager, and others. Skills are taught on how to advocate and become an effective care giver. Many participants also find the emotional support that is so vital during times of illness and stress. 

Cost  - There is no cost to participants - due to funding residency in either Cumberland or Perry County is required

For information (1)Call Sarah Roley (F2F coordinator) at (717) 249-7653 or email Sarah at or email  

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The Spring 2014 Peer-to-Peer Course  is now completed. Stay posted for the next one.   

Course Topics link to National   

The Peer-to-Peer  (P2P) is a unique, experiential learning program for people with any serious mental illness who are interested in establishing and maintaining their wellness and recovery.

Peer-to-Peer (P2P) consists of ten- two-hour units and is taught by a team of two trained “Mentors” who are personally experienced at living well with mental illness. We've been there. You are not alone. The class meets once a week for a total of ten weeks. The first session provides a orientation/overview.

Participants come away many tangible resources: an advance psychiatric 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 early; mindfulness exercises to help focus and calm thinking; and survival skills for working with providers and the general public. You come away with a lot of resources, skills, knowledge to help in this recovery journey.

Classes are open to individuals living with mental illness or persons who experience mental health challenges & thinks he/she would benefit from the content and can commit  attending all sessions.

Cost - There is no cost to participants - due to funding residency in either Perry or Cumberland county is required

For information contact Thom Fager (717) 697-2602 or email

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