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What is the NAMI Peer-to-Peer Education Program?

This eight-week, unique, experiential recovery program is for people living with mental illness interested in establishing and maintaining their wellness and recovery.

NAMI Franklin County offers NAMI Peer-to-Peer free of charge to participants via Zoom. The Zoom Meeting and password will be supplied after participant registration is received. Visit www.namifranklincounty.org for class dates and registration information.

Participant Perspectives

“NAMI Peer-to-Peer is uplifting, life-saving and an eye-opening experience that changed how I see myself.”
“The biggest thing I gained from this class was to become my own advocate and best friend.”
“Seeing my peers’ strength and dedication to their recovery was personally meaningful.”

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About NAMI

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI Franklin County is an affiliate of NAMI Ohio. NAMI Franklin County and dedicated volunteer members and leaders work tirelessly to raise awareness and provide essential education, advocacy and support group programs for people in our community living with mental illness and their loved ones.
NAMI Peer-to-Peer Recovery Program This eight-week, unique, experiential recovery program is for people living with mental illness interested in establishing and maintaining their wellness and recovery.
Contact Laurita Barber (614) 530-4554. (9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday) or email laurita@namifc.org
Tuesday, September 13-November 1, 2022 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 3-February 21, 2023 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Zoom Meeting ID: 288-872-4073 You will receive the meeting password once you register for the class.
Taking Steps: A Reflection from a Member of NAMI Franklin County’s Peer to Peer Support Group
By: April Y. Bryant (February 28, 2018) We have come together to take steps towards our journey with mental health; this journey is not easy. But we are not alone. Many others have experiences that are very similar. There is nothing to be ashamed of. What we share is a part of who we are. It doesn’t define us. It makes us extremely unique. In this class we created a connection. A connection of mutual respect and understanding. We have taken steps together to gain more knowledge. We all have experienced dark places along our journey. We were able to express those times. We have talked about our good places, too. I have learned different things about each of you. I have found strength through this class. I believe that this connection we share is one that we look back on and cherish. We will recall being there as others were taking steps in their journey. Can you see your growth? I can! I feel so blessed to have met all of you. What I take away from all of you is that I’m not alone. I’m not alone in speaking about my mental health and becoming knowledgeable of it. Give yourself a round of applause! The applause is for many different things. But the main one is that you showed up ready to take the steps. Each step you take forward will break through your cocoon and you will fly beautifully.

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