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NAMI Geauga County is proud to report that we have three members trained to mentor a session of Peer to Peer Education Classes.  Our First Peer to Peer Class was held in the Spring of 2011 and the second in the Spring of 2012.

We are in the process of planning our third class in the fall of 2012. To register for our next (day, time, location to be determined) class or for more information call 440-286-NAMI(6264) or email lreed@namigeauga.org.

What is NAMI’s Peer-to-Peer Program?

Outreach Video for NAMI's Peer-to-Peer Recovery Education Course.

Peer-to-Peer is a unique, experiential learning program for people with any serious mental illness who are interested in establishing and maintaining their wellness and recovery.
  • 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 ten two-hour units and is 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 manuals.
  • 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.

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