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What are the goals of NAMI Peer-to-Peer eduction?

To provide current information about the major mental illnesses and the most current research available on the biological aspects of these illnesses
  • To provide the most current information on the possibilities for living in recovery, including a variety of treatment strategies currently available
  • To provide specific skills and training in the areas of problem solving, listening, communication techniques and handling crises and relapse
  • To provide guidance on locating appropriate supports and services within the community and offer tips of advocating for those supports and services.

For information or to register contact:
Pat Barrett
Phone: (209) 302-7880 
or  Email:

Ten Week Course Begins January 5, 2019.

NAMI San Joaquin County, the local organization of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will sponsor its NAMI Peer to Peer Education Program. The course is specifically designed for adults living with mental health challenges. Peer to Peer provides an educational setting focused on recovery that offers respect, understanding, encouragement and hope. The NAMI Peer to Peer education program is a 10 session course held twice a week for (2 hours) taught by trained Mentors living in recovery themselves. Peer to Peer emphasizes that recovery from mental illness is a feasible and supportable goal. The course is a great resource for information on Mental Health Challenges, recovery, coping skills and relapse prevention.

NAMI San Joaquin County will offer its 10-session NAMI Peer to Peer Education Program from:
January 5, 2019 - March 9, 2019
(For 10 consecutive Saturdays)
12:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
Location: The Wellness Center, 1109 N. California Street, Stockton, CA 95202 (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)

The course is free and open to the public.

To REGISTER please contact us to register for the NAMI Peer to Peer Class! 

  • Pat Barrett: (209) 302-7880 or by email at
  • NAMI SJC Office: 209-468-3755 or by email at

Registration Required

Peer-to-Peer Education

Peer-To-Peer is a 10 week series of classes that help clients along the path to recovery. People who attend report a greater understanding of their diagnosis, and a bond with others in the class. The classes are small, and are a safe place to share and learn. The emphasis is on relapse prevention and psycho-social supports. The ultimate goal is for recovery and self-advocacy. The course was written by a client, and all classes are led by clients.

NAMI In Our Own Voice
NAMI In Our Own Voice
Free presentations presented by people living with mental illness.



Client Connection Support Groups

NAMI Connections is a peer-based mutual support group for people facing mental health challenges. Led by clients, for clients. There is no need to register for this free group.
Meeting locations and times:
Every Friday 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Lodi Memorial Hospital - Main Board Room
975 Fairmond Ave., Lodi, CA 95336 - Map

Contact: NAMI Office
Phone: (209) 468-3755
1st & 3rd Monday each month
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m

Doctors Hospital of Manteca
1205 E. North Street, Manteca, CA 95336 - Map

Contact: NAMI Office
Phone: (209 468-3755

1st & 3rd Thursday each month
5:30 p.m
. - 7:00 p.m.
San Joaquin County Behavioral Health
Confernce Room B
1212 N. California Street, Stockton, CA 95202 -  Map

Contact: NAMI Office
(209) 468-3755 

Stockton - Every Saturday at the Wellness Center
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m
The Wellness Center
1109 N. California Street, Stockton, CA 95202 -

Contact:  NAMI Office
(209) 468-3755
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1st & 3rd Fridays each Month
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

The Wellness Center 
1109 N. California Street, Stockton, CA 95202 - Map

Contact: NAMI Office
Phone: (209) 468-3755 


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1st & 3rd
 Fridays each month 
5:00p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

San Joaquin County Behavioral Health
1212 N. California Street, Stockton, CA 95202 - Map
Conference Room A

Contact: America Villasna
Phone: (209) 356-8793 


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6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Healthy Connections
35 E. 10ht Street, Suite B2,
Tracy, CA 95376 -

Contact: NAMI Office
Phone: (209) 468-3755