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Program Information
Program Name: Peer to Peer Recovery Education Program
Agency Name: NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Metropolitan Baltimore
Year the Program was Started: 2001
Address: 5210 York Road Rear
2nd Floor
Baltimore, MD 21212
Telephone #: 410-435-2600
Fax #: 410-435-0355
Email Address:
Website URL:
Program Category: Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: Under $10,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 20+
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Some
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To assist consumers of mental health services in establishing and maintaining wellness and recovery. To empower mentors who teach the course.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: University of Maryland research took place recently
Additional Information: Peer-to-Peer Recovery Education Course is a unique program for persons with any serious mental illness (such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety disorder and major depression) who are interested in establishing and maintaining wellness and recovery. The course consists of 9 weekly two-hour sessions and is taught by 3 mentors who have personal experience living well with mental illness. Combining lecture, interactive exercises and structured group processes, participants share common experiences. They discuss topics such as: taking care of yourself emotionally, physically and spiritually; coping strategies; creating a relapse prevention plan and more. Classes are offered once in the spring and once in the fall in the metropolitan Baltimore area.

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