For Individuals / Peers
NAMI Georgia offers the following peer-led educational classes, support groups, and empowerment opportunities for persons overcoming the challenges associated with a mental health diagnosis:
Education / Mentoring
What is NAMI’s Peer-to-Peer Program?
Peer-to-Peer is a learning program for people with a serious mental illness who wish to establish and maintain wellness and recovery. Eight two-hour units are taught by peer mentors who are personally experienced at living well with mental illness.
Participants come away from the course with a binder of hand-out materials; an advance directive; a relapse prevention plan; mindfulness exercises to help focus and calm thinking; and survival skills for working with providers and the general public.
NAMI Connection is a recovery support group program for adults living with mental illness.
NAMI Connection groups offer a casual and relaxed approach to sharing the challenges and successes of coping with mental illness. All groups are confidential – participants can share as much or as little personal information as they wish.
Who can attend a NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group?
Support groups are open to all adults with mental illness, regardless of diagnosis. Participants are welcome to drop by and share feelings, difficulties, or successes.
Outreach / Empowerment / Find Your Voice
In Our Own Voice (IOOV) is a unique public education program developed by NAMI, in which two trained consumer/peer speakers share compelling personal stories about living with mental illness and achieving recovery.
Presentations are given to consumer groups, students, law enforcement officials, educators, providers, faith community members, politicians, professionals, inmates, and interested civic groups. All presentations are offered free of charge.
Groups or organizations interested in scheduling a presentation may request that one be given in their area through their state or local affiliate.