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NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a unique, experiential learning program for people living with mental health differences who are interested in establishing and maintaining their wellness and recovery. It consists of eight two-hours sessions over eight weeks and is taught by a team of trained program leaders and a volunteer support person who are all personally experienced at living well with mental illness. Participants come away from the course with a binder of reference materials, as well as other tangible resources:

  • Advance Directive – a document with your personal wishes for what to do in the event of severe symptoms or hospitalization

  • “Relapse prevention plan” to help identify early symptoms, 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

Participants will share the wisdom of their lived experiences, and receive and give support in a safe and confidential setting. Whether you are at the start of your journey or have had years of experience, you can benefit from this course.

Topics will include:

  • PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Schizophrenia and more…

  • Basics of brain biology and medications

  • Identifying and writing individual goals

  • Assessing, building social and support systems

  • Early warning signs related to stressful events

NAMI education courses offer a safe and confidential space, while providing opportunity for mutual support and growth. Every course is free of charge, and registration is required. Register today, classes fill up fast!

Upcoming Classes

If there are no events listed here, none are scheduled at this time. Sign-up for our bi-weekly newsletter to be notified when classes are scheduled.

You may also be interested in learning about NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group or NAMI Veteran-Only Peer-to-Peer!

For more information about our free programs, or to learn which programs might best fit your needs, please give us a call on the NAMI Multnomah Helpline at 503-228-5692 or send an email to info@namimultnomah.org.