HELP FOR PEERS
Monday - 6:15pm-7:45pm - Hybrid
Contact: David Saunders
Wednesday - 6:30pm-7:30pm - Hybrid
Contact: Eric Roberts
LGBTQ+ Support Group - Zoom
1st Sunday - 7:00pm-8:30pm
Contact: Jade Royale-Brown
The Connections Support Group is for individuals experiencing a mental health condition. A formal diagnosis is not required to attend. These sessions take place in an intimate, confidential setting. By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential environment, you can gain hope and feel a sense of connection. The group encourages empathy, productive discussion, and a sense of community. You'll benefit from others' experiences, discover your inner strength and empower yourself by sharing your own experiences in a non-judgmental space.
LGBTQ+ Connections Support Group is for those living with mental illness who also identify as LGBTQ+. This group is led by trained LGBTQ+ facilitators living in recovery.
NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group will help you:
Aim for healthier coping skills
Find strength in sharing experiences
Forgive ourselves and reject guilt
Embrace humor as healthy
Accept that we cannot solve every problem
Understand that mental health conditions are no one's fault and can be traumatic experiences
Peer to Peer Classes
Peer-to-Peer is a free eight-week recovery education course that offers a holistic approach to recovery. This course allows individuals diagnosed with a mental illness to share experiences and gain further insight into their mental health. Participants come away from the course with a binder of hand-out materials, as well as many other tangible resources: an advance directive; a “relapse prevention plan” to help identify 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. Graduates of this course experience new hope and inspiration in regards to recovery.
Peer-to-Peer is taught by a team of two trained “Mentors” who are personally experienced at living well with mental illness. This program offers a relaxed and confidential setting.
The outcomes of the Peer-to-Peer program include:
Participants share experiences with other peers who are also working towards recovery.
Gain further insight into mental health.
Gain knowledge of how to cope with difficult circumstances.
Learn to identify feelings, thoughts, behaviors and events that can result in a possible relapse.
Learn how to be an active participant in your treatment plan.
Learn how to strengthen interpersonal relationships.
Experience new hope and inspiration in regard to recovery.
We generally offer one course per year