Peer-to-Peer – Learning to Live Well with what We’ve Got

What is Peer-To-Peer?

Peer-To-Peer is a FREE nine week, two hours per week, experiential education course on the topic of recovery for any person with serious mental illness who is interested in establishing and maintaining wellness. The course uses a combination of lecture, interactive exercises and structured group processes. The diversity of experience among course participants affords for a lively dynamic that moves the course along. It is taught by teams of three trained “mentors”, or peer-teachers, who are themselves experienced at living well with mental illness.

Who Can Take It?

The course is designed to offer an opportunity for growth to any individual who experiences mental illness.

What is taught, exactly?

Week One

  • Introductions, Stigma, Discrimination
  • Begin Relapse Prevention Planning

Week Two

  • Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Depression
  • Thoughts, Feelings, Sleep
  • Continue Relapse Prevention Planning

Week Three

  • Panic Disorder, Obsessive
  • Compulsive Disorder
  • Senses, Behavior
  • Continue Relapse
  • Prevention Planning

Week Four

  • Story Telling

Week Five

  • Language, Emotions
  • Continue Relapse Prevention Planning

Week Six

  • Addictions, Spirituality, Medication
  • Complete Relapse Prevention Plans

Week Seven

  • Coping Strategies, Decision Making
  • Week Eight
  • Relationships, Begin Advance Directive

Week Nine

  • Empowerment, Advocacy, “Complete”
  • Advance Directive, Evaluation.

When is the next class, and how do I sign up?

Please contact the Hope Center at 417-864-7119 for dates and to register.