National Alliance on Mental Illness
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Peer to Peer has made recovery a reality for so many people who have taken part in the program. Many of our Peer to Peer students are so pleased with the course, they move on to become mentors and trainers to help others. The following testimonials are examples of the impact this program has had in helping to foster a more positive attitude towards mental illness & the possibility of recovery.
From the students….
"Peer-to-Peer has allowed me to take the focus off my illness and learn to balance it with the rest of my life. By engaging in recovery I am able to be more relaxed and productive at both work and home."
"This course has given me a sense of who I am. I understand what is going on with me and I am able to cope. I have gained employment and
Read Donna’s story
From the mentors....
"This was my first time teaching and I felt that the experience was self-revealing and reaffirming. Although I have experienced challenges with panick attacks and agoraphobia, I didn't feel overwhelmed. The other mentors were very supportive and the experience helped me to build up my self-esteem."
"It was a positive, uplifting experience that challenged me to face my own experience with mental illness in order to bring hope and
Peer-to-Peer at Asilomar
From the trainers....
"I feel particularly honored and blessed to be a trainer for the Peer-to-Peer Education course. Not only do I get something new from the amazingly healing material every time I train, I get to pass that knowledge and my own enthusiasm for recovery on to my peers who, in turn, pass it on to theirs. It’s a phenomenally beautiful experience…every time."