Peer-to-Peer Class Description

Peer-to-Peer is a no-cost, unique, experience-based program for people with any serious mental illness who wish to establish and maintain their wellness and recovery.  Taught by a team of trained “mentors” who are living healthy and productive lives with mental illness. Participants will learn the tools needed to take control of their own wellness and recovery.  Each class contains a combination of lecture and interactive exercise material.

Class topics include:

  • Understanding psychiatric disorders
  • Mental illnesses as traumatic experiences
  • Brain biology and research
  • The challenges and benefits of medication
  • Consumer stages of recovery
  • The role and acceptance in recovery
  • Mindfulness
  • Addressing stigma, discrimination, and relationship issues
  • Substance abuse and addiction
  • Coming out of isolation
  • Advance directive for mental healthcare and decision-making
  • How to create your own “relapse prevention plan’
  • The connection between a healthy
    lifestyle & mental health recovery

Dutchess and Ulster Residents are
Welcome to attend our Peer to Peer Classes.

MUST BE ABLE TO ATTEND ALL 10 SESSIONS

New Course starts September 2016
Click here for Peer to Peer Flyer September 2016 PDF
Classes meet every Tuesday
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Starting Tuesday,  September 13, 2016 – November 15, 2016
MidHudson Regional Hospital
241 North Road
Poughkeepsie NY 12601

Pre-Registration Required:

Please call 845-206-9892 or
programs@namimidhudson.org

Must Register.  Participants must
be able to attend all ten sessions.