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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Would You Know When You’ve Gone Too Far?

Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable. But people experience symptoms of mental illnesses differently—and some engage in potentially dangerous or risky behaviors to avoid or cover up symptoms of a potential mental health problem.

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FREE, 10-Session Course for Adults Living with Mental Health Challenges

NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a FREE, 10-session course for adults living with mental health challenges. NAMI Peer‐to‐Peer provides an educational setting focused on recovery that offers respect, understanding, encouragement and hope. The NAMI Peer-to-Peer education program is:

  • FREE and confidential
  • Held once a week for two hours
  • Taught by trained Peer Mentors living in recovery themselves
  • A great resource for information on mental health and recovery

NAMI Pinellas, the local organization of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will offer its  NAMI Peer-to-Peer Education Program for the fall beginning Wednesday, February 8th. It will be held on Wednesdays from 10:00am- 12:00pm in the portable classroom of  Northwest Church of Christ 6355 38th Ave N St. Petersburg, FL 33710.

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Stacy Freskos, Education & Support Specialist NAMI Pinellas County, Florida
P. O. Box 12773 St. Petersburg, FL 33733 727-826-0807
acfreskos@gmail.com

Participant Perspectives

“This course has literally been a life saver. It has opened my eyes to better understanding my illness and methods of recovery I did not know about before taking NAMI Peer-to-Peer.”
“Since taking the course I have gained employment and committed to my recovery.”
“NAMI Peer-to-Peer gave me a better understanding of the ment al illness I have and how to manage it.”

About NAMI

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI Pinellas County is an affiliate of NAMI Florida. NAMI Pinellas County and dedicated volunteer members and leaders work tirelessly to raise awareness and provide essential education, advocacy and support group programs for people in our community living with mental illness and their loved ones.

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September is National Recovery Month

National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) increases awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and encourages individuals in need of treatment and recovery services to seek help. Recovery Month celebrates people in long-term recovery and recognizes the dedicated workers who provide the prevention, treatment, and recovery support services.

Download the 2016 Recovery Month Flyer (.pdf)

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