Peer-to-Peer

Peer-to-Peer is a FREE 10-week recovery education course that offers a holistic approach to recovery.  The next Peer-to-Peer session will take place in the spring.  Registration is required, you can register by calling the NAMI office at 814-456-1773 or online on the registration page. This course allows individuals diagnosed with a mental illness to share experiences and gain further insight into their mental health. 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. Graduates of this course experience new hope and inspiration in regards to recovery.

Peer-to-Peer is taught by a team of two trained “Mentors” who are personally experienced at living well with mental illness. This program offers a relaxed and confidential setting.

The outcomes of the Peer-to-Peer program include:

  • Participants share experiences with other peers who are also working towards recovery.
  • Gain further insight into mental health.
  • Gain knowledge of how to cope with difficult circumstances.
  • Learn to identify feelings, thoughts, behaviors and events that can result in a possible relapse.
  • Learn how to be an active participant in your treatment plan.
  • Learn how to strengthen interpersonal relationships.
  • Experience new hope and inspiration in regard to recovery.

Download a weekly list of topics for the program or read about a former class of the Peer-to-Peer program in Corry, PA.  Please note that this is a news article that features the past session of NAMI’s Peer-to-Peer program.  This course is offered when funding is available.  Please call the agency office for the latest information about upcoming classes.

For more information, please watch the following video about the Peer-to-Peer program.

Additional Peer-to-Peer information is also available in a local brochure:

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To register for the next Peer-to-Peer Recovery Course, please Registration Online or call 814-456-1773 or info@namierie.org to register.