Peer-to-Peer Recovery Education

Peer-to-Peer is a unique, experiential learning program for people with serious mental illness who are interested in establishing and maintaining their wellness and recovery. It consists of eight two-hour 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

Spring 2019: Are you someone living with a mental health condition?

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.

The class will meet for eight weeks as follows:

Tuesdays from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
April 9th through May 28th

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

Download the current class flyer here: Flyer NAMI Mult Spring P2P_ 2019

Veteran-specific Peer-to-Peer Class Starting April 18th

Are you a Veteran living with a mental health challenge?

Please consider joining NAMI Multnomah’s Veteran Only Peer-to-Peer Course. This class will be taught by trained NAMI program leaders who are also veterans.

This free, 8-week class will be held at Portland VA Medical Center (PVAMC) and runs April 18 – June 6, 2019.

Please call our Helpline at 503-228-5692 now to register or for additional information.

Download the class flyer here: Veteran P2P Spring 2019 Flyer

Contact Us

NAMI Multnomah
524 NE 52nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97213
Fax: 503.235.8959
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10:00 am - 3:00 pm