NAMI Appalachian South, the local affiliate of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), is offering a free 10- week course on recovery and wellness for adults challenged with a mental illness. This Peer-to-Peer course is a nationally recognized course with a holistic approach to recovery through a combination of lecture, discussion, interactive exercises and stress-management techniques. Living with a mental illness is a traumatic, challenging experience, and can affect all aspects of one's life including work, relationships, family and self-care.
The series is led by NAMI trained facilitators who themselves are in recovery from mental illness and who can share their unique coping strategies with others pursuing recovery. The curriculum covers the major mental illnesses, treatment, coping strategies, and relapse prevention in a safe, confidential environment of sincere, uncritical acceptance so that each individual can explore their own experiences and make choices concerning their own options.