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Program Name: Ohio Peer-to-Peer Recovery Education Course Program
Agency Name: National Alliance on Mental Illness of Ohio (NAMI Ohio)
Year the Program was Started: 2005
Public Contact Person: Suzanne Robinson
Address: 1956 Jervis Road
Columbus, OH 43221
Telephone #: (614) 488-7232
Fax #: (614) 488-7232
Email Address:
Website URL:
Program Category: Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Annual Program Budget: $10,000-$40,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: 10-20
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Recovered consumers (Mentors) teach seriously mentally ill persons through a nine-week education course the path to recovery and prevention of relapse. The goals of the course include: to educate peers about mental illness; to educate peers how to manage their illness and daily needs; to improve consumer's relationships; to prevent relapse; and to achieve recovery.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: The Peer-to-Peer Program in Ohio is part of NAMI National's Peer-to-Peer Recovery Education Course Program which created the program.
Program Mission Statement: To mobilize people who have mental illness in engaging others with mental illness in a dialogue about establishing and maintaining wellness; To obtain recovery from mental illness for consumers as a feasible, supportable goal.

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