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Peer-to-Peer: NAMI's Recovery Curriculum

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. 

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.

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.


Family-to-Family 12 week education course a must for every family of a person with mental illnesscall NAMI-CC office for time and location of upcoming classes

Topics include:

An overview of types of mental illnesses and symptoms,

Latest medications and how they work,

Empathy, communication skills-with your ill lived one and with professionals,

Dealing with feelings, advocacy.

Free class manual provided.


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Teaching the fundementals of caring for yourself, your family and your chold with mental illness.

What is NAMI Basic's?

NAMI Basics is the new signature education program for parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illnesses.  The NAMI Basics course is taught by trained teachers who are the parent or other caregivers of individuals who developed the symptoms of mental illness prior to the age of 13 years.

All instruction materials are FREE to participants.

In Our Own Voice: Living with Mental Illness

A 45 - 120 minute program offered at your club, church, business or professional site by appointment

About The Program: “In Our Own Voice” is a recovery-education program given by trained consumer presenters for other consumers, family members, friends, and professional and lay audiences. A brief, yet comprehensive interactive presentation about mental illness - including video, personal testimony, and discussion - enriches the audience's understanding of how people with these serious disorders cope with the reality of their illnesses while recovering and reclaiming productive lives.

Key Program Topics: “In Our Own Voice” is a practical tool to educate and increase awareness about the true nature of brain disorders, commonly known as mental illnesses. The presentation covers issues frequently faced by those dealing with severe mental illnesses: Dark Days—time of crisis before treatment Acceptance—recognizing the illness, getting past stigma, accepting treatment Medication—experiences with medications Coping Skills—finding ways to stay on an even keel and combat relapses Successes, Hopes and Dreams—counting the good times, looking forward to the future

Presentations will be done free on request- call NAMI office 503-344-5050 or Email:

You owe it to yourself and your ill loved one to get this training!

From Discovery to Recovery 5 session lectures series

Introduction to mental illness and what can be done about it.

Persented each may, place and time to be determind.

For more information, Call NAMI office 503-344-5050 or Email:



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