Peer-To-Peer Education

Materials and class are free of charge. This class is open to adults living with mental illness. Registration is required. Call 765-423-6939 to enroll.AILS 
Upcoming class:
Mondays, February 13-April 17, 2017
6:00-8:00 p.m.
St. Elizabeth School of Nursing, 1508 Tippecanoe Street, Lafayette
Room 4-901 (NAMI office)
Registration is required.
For more information, call 765-423-6939 or send a message with your name, phone number and address.

About Peer-to-Peer:

  • Meets once a week for 10 weeks
  • Offered free of charge
  • Taught by trained NAMI peer mentors
  • Occurs in a relaxed, confidential setting

What you will gain by taking Peer-to-Peer:

  • Share experiences with 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

Some of the topics include:

  • Coping skills
  • Recovery
  • Relapse prevention
  • Decision-making
  • Medication
  • Advance directives
  • Stigma/discrimination
  • Effective communication skills

Peer-To-Peer is a nationally recognized education and support program designed to help consumers sustain their recovery from serious mental illness. Students participate in 10 weeks of classes that include; information on medications, signs of an impending relapse, obstacles to recovery and patients’ rights within the mental health care community. In addition to the weekly two-hour class, participants are encouraged to become members of an ongoing support group. Consumers who have participated in the Peer-To-Peer Education class say:WHAT PARTICIPANTS HAVE SAID:

“I’ve gotten a lot out of the Peer-To-Peer course. I AM NOT ALONE!”
“It was finally such a relief to talk and to listen to people experiencing the same things.”
“The Peer-To-Peer notebook is phenomenal and answers so many of my questions. It just helps to have others to talk to.”
Peer-to-Peer is sponsored in part by: