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peer2peerNAMI Peer-to-Peer  is a free, 10-session educational program for adults with mental illness who are looking to better understand their condition and journey toward recovery.

Taught by a trained team of people who’ve been there, the program includes presentations, discussion and interactive exercises. Everything is confidential, and NAMI never recommends a specific medical therapy or treatment.

2018 Upcoming Classes

Class size is limited. For assistance with registration or if you have questions about the class, please call us at 512-420-9810.

Thursdays from 6:30pm to 8:30pm starting on February 1st at Integral Care (1700 South Lamar) – Register or download class flyer

Thursdays from 6:30pm to 8:30pm starting on February 15th at Bluebonnet Trails Community Services (1009 N Georgetown St, Round Rock) – Register or download class flyer

If you are in crisis, please see our Crisis Resource page. If you are in need support, we would encourage you to attend one of our NAMI Connection Groups as well.

What You’ll Gain

This in-person group experience provides the opportunity for mutual support and positive impact. You can experience compassion and reinforcement from people who relate to your experiences. Through your participation, you have the opportunity to help others grow. This is a confidential place to learn from shared experiences in an environment of sincere, uncritical acceptance. Recovery is a journey, and there is hope for all people living with mental illness.

NAMI Peer-to-Peer helps you:

  • Create a personalized relapse prevention plan
  • Learn how to interact with health care providers
  • Develop confidence for making decisions and reducing stress
  • Stay up-to-date on mental health research
  • Understand the impact of symptoms on your life
  • Access practical resources on how to maintain your journey toward recovery

What People are Saying

“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.”

Resources

OK2Talk  an online community developed by NAMI and young adults. The goal of OK2TALK is to create a community for teens and young adults struggling with mental health problems and encourage them to talk about what they’re experiencing by sharing their personal stories of recovery, tragedy, struggle or hope. Anyone can add their voice by sharing creative content such as poetry, inspirational quotes, photos, videos, song lyrics and messages of support in a safe, moderated space.

You Are Not Alone on the NAMI website provides a creative outlet for people living with mental illness to share their stories in writing or video. Sharing your story and hearing other people’s stories inspires hope and breaks down the stigma of mental illness.

Support for these classes provided in part by grants from:
Hammill ACF Shield-Ayres Foundation