Studies have shown that in addition to medical treatment and psychotherapy, social connections play a significant role in recovery.
NAMI-Santa Clara County’s Community Peer Program (CPP) is a 4-month program designed to assist motivated individuals in their wellness and recovery by connecting them with a Peer, who is also living with a mental health diagnosis and is doing well in their own recovery journey. We will hear from Sara Swanson and Sarah Prabhu about this and other peer programs offered at NAMI-SCC.
Sara Swanson is the coordinator for Community Peer Program. She has been with NAMI-SCC for almost 11 years. She found help for her own mental health diagnosis at NAMI-SCC. Today, she uses all that she has learned to support others through this program.
Sarah Prabhu is the Programs Manager for NAMI-SCC Peer Programs. She oversees Helpline, NAMI’s signature Peer-to-Peer education course, Connection Recovery Peer Support Groups and CPP. In addition to working at NAMI-SCC, Sarah and her husband volunteer as facilitators for NAMI Family Support Groups (Transition-Age Youth and Faith-based Families of Vision.)
Date: February 14, 2023
Time: 7 – 8:30 PM