Peer-to-Peer

This free ten week education course provides a full approach to recovery for people with mental illness who are interested in achieving and maintaining wellness. Trained peer mentors who are successfully managing their own conditions teach the course. The course uses a combination of lecture, interactive exercises, and structured processes offered in a confidential setting.


Call 559-732-6264 to leave a message with your name and phone number and obtain information on upcoming classes.

Mental Health Facts:

  • Among the 20.7 million adults in the U.S. who experienced a substance use disorder, 40.7 % --8.4 million adults-- had a co-occurring mental illness.
  • 18.1% of adults in the U.S. experienced an anxiety disorder such as posttraumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and specific phobias.
  • Only 41% of adults in the U.S. with a mental health condition received mental health services in the past year. Among adults with a serious mental illness, 62.9% received mental health services in the past year.
  • Individuals living with serious mental illness face an increased risk of having chronic medical conditions.
  • Adults in the U.S. living with serious mental illness die on average 25 years earlier than others, largely due to treatable medical conditions.

Support Groups


  • Support For Family and Friends
    Place:
    St. Paul's Church, Guild Room,
    120 N. Hall St., Visalia, CA
    1st Monday of the month
    General Membership Meeting: at 5:45 p.m. and Support Group at 7:00pm

    Support For Individuals With Mental Illness
    NAMI Connections; Every Thursday at 3:00pm at TLC, 546 E. Tulare Ave. Visalia, CA
    Look for the Wellness and Recovery Sign.
    This confidential group is led by peers living well in recovery.
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Education Programs

  • This is a free twelve-week education course on the topic of wellness and recovery for family caregivers of individuals with severe mental illness. The course is taught by two trained [more]
  • *Also Available in Spanish

  • This free ten week education course provides a full approach to recovery for people with mental illness who are interested in achieving and maintaining wellness. [more]
  • A panel presentation providing a summary of mental illness in children and adolescents and a discussion of the issues these disorders raise for parents and teachers. [more]
  • This is a 50-minute program designed for high school audiences and is typically presented in the freshman/sophomore health classes during the mental health portion of the curriculum. [more]