NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a free, 8-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. To register, click the links below. If you have questions about the class or would like to register over the phone, please call us at 512-420-9810. Press 2 for general info and then press 3 for class info.
Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. starting on June 21 (no class week of July 4) at St. John’s United Methodist Church (5908 Wynona Ave) – Class Full
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.”
After Completing the Class
On average, after completing a Peer-to-Peer class series:
- 89.5% of participants reported that they know how to access the care and support services that they need
- 94.7% of participants reported that after completing a Peer-to-Peer class series they could recognize signs of a potential relapse
- Participants were 3.2 times more likely to understand how to manage crises that may result from symptoms of mental illness
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.
Ready to share your story? Become a trained teacher, facilitator or presenter. Attend our next Volunteer Info Session!
Support for these classes provided in part by grants from: