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For our 2013 education class schedule contact:

Family-to-Family (F2F) Coordinator:

Jan 707-621-0171

Inland Family-to-Family Class you can click here to send us an email.


Peer-to-Peer (P2P)

Peer-toPeer (P2P) Coordinator:

Raven Price  Text: 707-621-0022 or

Susan Wynd Novotny  707-972-9040


Peer-to-Peer Education Classe(P2P)


What does the course include?

  • Peer-to-Peer consists of ten two-hour units and is taught by a team of two trained “Mentors” and a volunteer support person who are personally experienced at living well with mental illness.
  • Mentors are trained in an intensive three day training session and are supplied with teaching manuals.
  • Participants come away from the course with a binder of hand-out materials, as well as many other tangible resources: an advance directive; a “relapse prevention plan” to help identify tell-tale feelings, thoughts, behavior, or events that may warn of impending relapse and to organize for intervention; mindfulness exercises to help focus and calm thinking; and survival skills for working with providers and the general public.



Family-to-Family Education Class(F2F)

This is a comprehensive educational 12 week course offered free to the commmunity.

The Family-to-Family course is designed for family members and friends of loved ones suffering from mental health issues. Family-to-Family is taught one evening a week for 12 consecutive weeks. Class size is kept small for intimacy (class sizes in our community tend to average between 10-12 people and are limited to no more than 25). The course is co-taught by specially trained family members and includes the following topics:

  • Information about Schizophrenia, Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Schizoaffective Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Panic Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Coping skills; handling crisis and relapse
  • Listening and communications skills
  • Problem solving and limit setting; rehabilitation
  • Understanding the actual experience of people suffering from mental illness
  • Self-care; learning how to recognize normal emotional reactions within families to chronic worry and stress
  • Basic information about medications and their side effects
  • Information about connecting with appropriate community services and community supports

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