Peer-to-Peer is a free, 12-session class for adults with mental illness who are looking to better understand their condition and journey toward recovery.
Taught by a team of trained “mentors” who are living healthy and productive lives with mental illness. Participants learn the tools needed to take control of their own wellness and recovery. Class topics include:
- Understanding mental health disorders, with possible co-occurring substance abuse, treatment, and medication.
- Addressing stigma, discrimination, and relationship issues.
- How to identify tell-tale feelings, behaviors, or events that may warn of impending relapse.
- Creating a “relapse prevention plan”.
- The connection between a healthy lifestyle and mental health recovery.
“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.”
Classes are offered during the week, mornings, afternoons, and evenings. For information about the next Peer-to-Peer course, please call the Helpline at 212-684-3264.