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As always, you can check our Events Calendar!

Family Support Group

Don't forget the Family Support Group, every Tuesday (except for Speakers Meetings - See Events Calendar), 6:00PM at the San Pedro office, Suite 212.



Peer-to-Peer is a nine-week (two hours per week) experiential education course on recovery for any person with serious mental illness who is interested in establishing and maintaining wellness.  The course is similar to NAMI’s Family-to-Family Education Course, in that it is based upon the idea that living with serious mental illness is, among many other things, an experience of trauma, and the recovery path occurs in predictable stages.  The course is designed to offer an opportunity for growth regardless of individual stage, and the diversity of experience among course participants affords for a lively dynamic that moves the course along.  Courses are taught by teams of three trained “mentors”, or peer-teachers, who are themselves experienced at living well with mental illness.

The course uses a combination of lecture, interactive exercises and structured group processes to promote awareness, provide information, and offer opportunities to reflect on the impact of mental illness as it expresses itself uniquely through each participant’s life.  Relapse prevention plans are devised in the first six weeks of the program, in order that participants gain knowledge, insight and coping strategies for living with their disorders.  Practical wisdom is featured on topics as diverse as “The Care and Feeding of Your Psychiatrist” and “How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep.”  Each week builds upon the previous week’s explorations, bringing participants through a progression of awareness that has its roots in the universals of experience associated with the process of recovery with serious mental illness.

If you would like to learn more about Peer-to-Peer, please call Laura Hand in Albuquerque at (505) 265-8273.

Connection Support Group

This peer-based, mutual support group program for adults living with mental illness is sweeping the country and providing opportunities for all to get involved in recovery.

The Albuquerque Connection support group meets at 2501 San Pedro NE, Suite 212 from 6:30 to 8:00 on Mondays.

In Our Own Voice, Living With Mental Illness:

IOOV is a 90 minute consumer recovery education presentation. It is given by trained presenters for other consumers, family members, friends, professionals and lay audiences. It is comprehensive and interactive including video, personal testimony and discussion. It enriches the audience's understanding of how people with serious mental disorders cope with the reality of their illnesses while recovering and reclaiming productive lives.
Key Program Topics include:

                                          Dark Days
                                          Coping Strategies
                                          Successes, Hopes and Dreams

We are located at:

2501 San Pedro NE, Suite 212  -   Albuquerque, NM 87110