TMHA’s Education Programs offer a variety of classes and programs designed to provide support and insight into mental illness, promote wellness and recovery, and to provide people with tools to use in their recovery process.
- NAMI’s Peer-to-Peer: Developed by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the course uses a combination of lecture, interactive exercises and structured group processes to explore recovery. It is best described as a psychoeducational course that has helped many people learn to live WITH their mental illness, as opposed to living IN and being trapped by their mental illness. Some topics this course covers are a general overview of some of the more prominent mental illnesses and mindfulness training (which teaches us how to focus on the here and now), but there is also a large peer support component to the class as well.
- Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP): Through this eight week course developed by the Copeland Center, copelandcenter.com, participants learn how to develop their own WRAP plan which they can use to help manage physical and/or emotional difficulties. This course covers topics such as early warning signs, triggers, daily maintenance, what to do when things begin to break down, and how to reclaim your life after a crisis.
- Mental Health First Aid: You are more likely to encounter someone - friend, family member, coworker, neighbor, or member of the community - in an emotional or mental health crisis than someone having a heart attack. Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to people showing the signs and symptoms of a mental health crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, or self-help care.