Sun Over Trees

Hope Breaking Through Clouds of Doubt

Yesterday afternoon I attended NAMI‘s third week Peer-to-Peer class. The curriculum we covered was:

  • Mental illnesses are no-blame disorders
  • Brain biology and research about mental illness
  • Challenges and benefits of medications
  • Relapse prevention
  • Creative visualization
  • Mindfulness

I feel I need to learn far more about relapse prevention. No doubt we will continue to cover that topic. As someone with bipolar disorder, I believe that I can only reduce relapses with proper self-care, but cannot entirely prevent them. I came away from the class feeling hopeful, though, so that is a good sign. I needed an ego boost and got it by participating in the class.