NAMI offers free ‘Peer-to-Peer’ educational course

NAMI office in Bowling Green.

(Submitted by Wood County’s National Alliance on Mental Illness)

Wood County’s National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is a leading self-help organization offering free events, educational classes, support groups, and other programs that address mental health for the Wood County community.

This fall, Sept. 11 through Nov. 13, from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays, NAMI is offering an educational course called “Peer-to-Peer.” This free service is a 10-session recovery-focused educational program for adults who wish to establish and maintain wellness in response to mental health challenges. Spots are limited so register at www.namiwoodcounty.org or call 419-352-0626.

The class will meet at a new location, The Connection Center BG, 309 S. Main St., Bowling Green.

Peer-to-Peer, one of NAMI’s signature programs, is a free 10-session recovery-focused education program for adults who wish to establish and maintain wellness in response to mental health challenges. The course provides critical information and strategies related to living with mental illness.

NAMI Peer-to-Peer is taught by NAMI-trained individuals who have been there, and includes presentations, discussion and interactive exercises.

What you should expect:

  • 10 two-hour sessions, free of charge.
  • Designed for individuals (18 and over) living with mental illness.
  • Taught by a trained team of individuals living in recovery from mental illness.
  • A toolkit of information.
  • Up-to-date research on brain biology.
  • Mental illness symptoms and their relationship to personal experiences.
  • Personalized relapse prevention plan.
  • Tools to prepare for interactions with health care providers.
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