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NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a free 8-session educational program for adults with mental illness who are looking to better understand their condition and journey toward recovery. Taught by a trained team of people who’ve been there, the program includes presentations, discussion and interactive exercises. Everything is confidential, and NAMI never recommends a specific medical therapy or treatment approach.

Contact Laurita Barber (Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) with any questions: 614-530-4554.

Click here to download the Peer to Peer Registration Form.
Completed applications should be submitted via fax, USPS, or email: NAMI Franklin County – c/o Laurita Barber – 1225 Dublin Rd., Suite 110 – Columbus, Ohio 43215; email to Laurita Barber at For ZOOM meetings, use (2888724073) as the Meeting ID and (6145016264) as the password.

Additional sessions:
Summer 2020 – Tuesdays, June 23, 2020 thru Aug 11, 2020 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Fall 2020 – Tuesdays, Sept 15, 2020 thru Nov 3, 2020 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Winter 2020/2021 – Tuesdays, Jan 5, 2021 thru Feb 23, 2021
All sessions will occur at the Chalmers P Wylie VA Ambulatory Care Center, 420 N. James Rd., Learning Center, 1st Floor, Columbus, OH 43219

NAMI Franklin County programs are free and all instruction materials are provided to participants at no charge.
Please consider a donation to support our efforts.

Taking Steps: A Reflection from a Member of NAMI Franklin County’s Peer to Peer Support Group
By: April Y. Bryant (February 28, 2018) We have come together to take steps towards our journey with mental health; this journey is not easy. But we are not alone. Many others have experiences that are very similar. There is nothing to be ashamed of. What we share is a part of who we are. It doesn’t define us. It makes us extremely unique. In this class we created a connection. A connection of mutual respect and understanding. We have taken steps together to gain more knowledge. We all have experienced dark places along our journey. We were able to express those times. We have talked about our good places, too. I have learned different things about each of you. I have found strength through this class. I believe that this connection we share is one that we look back on and cherish. We will recall being there as others were taking steps in their journey. Can you see your growth? I can! I feel so blessed to have met all of you. What I take away from all of you is that I’m not alone. I’m not alone in speaking about my mental health and becoming knowledgeable of it.
Give yourself a round of applause! The applause is for many different things. But the main one is that you showed up ready to take the steps. Each step you take forward will break through your cocoon and you will fly beautifully.

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