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Peer to PeerPeer to Peer is a FREE educational course for any Adults (18 and older) living with mental illness who is interested in establishing and/or maintaining their wellness and recovery. Each session is two hours in length and continues for ten complete sessions. The course uses a combination of lecture, interactive exercise and structured group processes, and the diversity of experience among the course participants affords for a lively dynamic that moves the course along. The course is guided by two trained “mentors” and a “resource” volunteer who are themselves experienced at living well with mental illness.

A friendly reminder that the course does close off to new participants after the second session.

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Would you

  • Like to learn more about your mental illness?
  • Benefit by being around others that know what it’s like living with mental illness?
  • Be interested in developing a Relapse Prevention Plan?

What is taught exactly?

  • Session 1:
    Welcome, Introductions, Course Orientation, Questions and Answers

  • Session 2:
    Icebreaker, Group Ground Rules, Discussion on Course Values, Mental Illnesses as Traumatic Experiences, Consumer Stages of Recovery, Stigma, Culture,  Mindfulness

  • Session 3:
    “It’s not my fault”-Mental Illnesses as No-Blame Disorders, Brain Biology and Research, The Challenges and Benefits of Medication, Relapse Prevention, Creative Visualization, Mindfulness

  • Session 4:
    Storytelling-Sharing of Personal Experiences, Mindfulness

  • Session 5:
    Information and Discussion About: Schizophrenia, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Schizoaffective Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Relapse Prevention Continued, Accounts of Wisdom and Strength, Mindfulness

  • Session 6:
    Information and Discussions About: Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Dual Diagnosis, Relapse Prevention Continued, Substance Abuse and Addiction, The Role of Acceptance in Recovery, Mindfulness
  • Session 7:
    Understanding Emotions, Complete Relapse Prevention, Focusing on Experiences of Joy, Spirituality, Physical Health, and Mental Health, Mindfulness

  • Session 8:
    Suicide and Prevention, Coming out of Isolation, Mental Illness and Disclosure, Take-Home Tool for Making Difficult Choices, Surviving a Hospital Stay, Advance Directive for Mental Healthcare Decision Making, Mindfulness

  • Session 9:
    Guest Speaker, Hot Buttons and Triggers, Working with Providers, Advance Directive Continued, Incarceration-Survival and Preparedness

  • Session 10:
    Another Look at Consumer Stages of Recovery, Empowerment, Advocacy, Opportunities for Involvement in NAMI, Mindfulness, Evaluations, Celebration

  • Remember, seating is limited.

How Do I Register?

If you found a class that works for your schedule:

  • Click on the Peer-to-Peer Calendar icon.
  • Find the class you want to register for in the calendar and click on the class which will open a registration page.
  • Complete the registration information. You will be contacted prior to the start date of the class.

If you did not find a class that works for your schedule, we are frequently adding new classes, please click on the green Add me to the wait list button and complete the information page.

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For more information, please call Annette, Family Programs Manager at (858) 634-6580 x114.

Please Note: We also offer this course in Spanish. También ofrecemos este curso en Españ