NAMI Peer-to-Peer is an eight-session educational and skills-building class series for people with mental health symptoms/diagnoses (age 18 and older). This program is guided by peer facilitators with their own lived experience. Together, participants learn skills and make realistic goals with the reminder that recovery is a journey, and that there is hope. Basic information about treatments for mental health conditions is provided but NAMI Seattle does not recommend or endorse any medications or other specific therapies.
Taught by trained leaders with lived experience, this program includes activities, discussions and informative videos.
What You’ll Gain
NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a safe, confidential space. The course provides an opportunity for mutual support and growth. Experience compassion and understanding from people who relate to your experiences. This is a place to learn more about recovery in an accepting environment.
NAMI Peer-to-Peer helps you:
- Set a vision and goals for the future
- Partner with health care providers
- Develop confidence for making decisions
- Practice relaxation and stress reduction tools
- Share your story
- Strengthen relationships
- Enhance communication skills
- Learn about mental health treatment options
Class topics include:
- Introduction to NAMI & mental health recovery
- Brain biology basics & getting a diagnosis
- Getting a diagnosis and story sharing
- Relationships, communication skills & self-appreciations
- Growing support networks
- Tools for enhancing recovery
- Storytelling and strengths
- Moving forward
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What People Are Saying
NAMI Peer-to-Peer gave me hope when I was close to giving up. I realized that things can and do get better and that my mental health condition doesn’t define me. I learned how to speak up for myself, build a strong support network and make plans for my future. I felt welcome and like I was among friends. Most importantly, I felt heard and understood.
I am now aware that I’m not alone. I’d like to become more involved with NAMI and advocacy.
I’ve really learned how to cope with my triggers better, and I’m now on the path to truly loving myself.
NAMI 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 both at work and home.
It made me feel I was not alone in coping with mental illness. It gave me hope that I could recover and that my life would not always be filled with chaos, and it gave me positive role models to inspire me to strive for recuperation and success in life.
I’ve learned how to communicate with my parents about what’s going on with me.
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