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‘Peer to Peer’ course covers mental illness

By From page A6 | September 11, 2013

NAMI-Yolo, a chapter of the Nation’s Voice on Mental Illness, is offering “Peer to Peer,” a recovery education course for people with mental illness, this fall. The free program meets from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursdays from Sept. 19 through Nov. 21.

The course is led by a team of trained mentors, who themselves have a mental illness and are now able to teach coping strategies to others.

The program’s philosophy embraces individual empowerment and family/peer support. Information taught during the course includes developing a personal relapse prevention plan, the biological basis of mental illness, personal and interpersonal awareness, coping skills, information on addictions, basic self-care and enhancement of personal activity and functioning.

Practical wisdom features topics as diverse as the care and feeding of your psychiatrist and how to get a good night’s sleep.

For information or to register, leave a message at 530-756-8181 or email [email protected].

Enterprise staff

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