Join SAMHSA’s Sponsored Webinar: Enhancing Recovery Through Lived Experience

May 24, 2018

Join us on Thursday June 7 from from 2-3:30 pm EST for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) Sponsored Webinar, "Enhancing Recovery Through Lived Experience."  

Their firsthand experience of mental health issues provides NAMI program designers and leaders with an unparalleled ability to understand and support those on the road to recovery. NAMI’s peer and family-delivered programs serve an important role in achieving wellness, supporting recovery and resiliency and complementing other mental health services. The updated version of the NAMI Peer-to-Peer education program teaches self-awareness, self-care and the importance of taking an active role in your own treatment. The new NAMI Family & Friends seminar offers a convenient way for families and friends to learn more about mental health conditions and how to best support a person in their recovery.

This webinar will give a glimpse into the unique lived-experience approach that drives NAMI’s peer and family-delivered education, support and presentation programs, with an emphasis on NAMI Peer-to-Peer and NAMI Family & Friends, and how these programs can complement the work of community mental health programs.

Our Presenter

Suzanne Robinson, MSW, serves as the Assistant Director of National Education Programs at NAMI. She began working at NAMI in August of 2013 as the Senior Manager of National Education Programs responsible for oversight, growth, development and enhancement of the NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program and NAMI Homefront Program. Suzanne is the co-author of the NAMI Homefront program and developed the NAMI Family & Friends Seminar. Prior to coming to NAMI, Suzanne served as Director of Programs at NAMI Ohio for fourteen years.

Register Now

We highly recommend that you test your connection to Adobe Connect in advance of the webinar to ensure access. You may need to work with your state’s IT Department to resolve any firewall issues.

You may be prompted to install ActiveX control, Adobe Flash Player, and Adobe Connect add-ins. If you encounter any difficulty testing your connection or logging into the webinar, please contact Technical Support by calling 1-800-459-5680. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact [email protected] via email or at 703-682-5187.

We do not offer CEU credits however letters of attendance are offered upon request. Closed-captioning is available for this webinar.


Can't Make It?

If you weren't able to attend, "Enhancing Recovery Through Lived Experience," you can download the recorded session. 


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