Peer Specialist

Check out our new Family Peer Walk-In Hours!

NAMI DuPage Peer Specialists are now available to make appointments for any individual with a mental health diagnosis or any family member/support person of someone with a diagnosis.  To do so, please call the NAMI DuPage office at 630-752-0066 x 205 and ask for Patty or fill out a request form here.

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The Peer Specialists have undergone intensive training to resolve crisis and help others find their own path to recovery.  All of that hard work has brought them to them being prepared, excited and ready to start meeting with any of you.  They also are doing speaking for us in hospital settings, community outreach, as well as general educational settings.

Who are our Peers and how can they help? 

Individual Peer Specialists
We have Individual Peer Specialists with a variety of age ranges, experiences and diagnosis willing to share their lived experiences in recovery.  They also will be helping to work on goals, whether big or small, connect to community resources and provide support.  They are not therapists, but can help in identifying things to ask when looking for a good psychiatrist or therapist.

Family Peer Specialists
The Family Peer Specialists can help with community resources, offer support to the families/support people, help manage expectations and explanations of what we all know can be a difficult mental health system to navigate.  Either way, we are furthering the NAMI DuPage message of, “You are not Alone” especially when you can partner with a Peer Specialist.

 

Peer Walk In: Resource and Support Hours
Our new Peer Walk In: Resource and Support Hours are lead by NAMI DuPage Family and Individual Peer Specialists. A NAMI DuPage Peer Specialist listens closely, helps you identify goals, and connects you with resources and other peer specialists. NAMI DuPage Peer Specialists are not clinicians. They provide meaningful and personal mentoring and coaching for your daily life The hours for both individuals and family members are listed below.

INDIVIDUALS

Tuesdays 10am-12pm,
Fridays 1pm-3pm

Location: NAMI DuPage Office

FAMILY MEMBERS

Monday-Thursday
10:00am-12:00pm
1:00-3:00pm,

Location: NAMI DuPage Office

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Additional Information:
Peer Specialist Brochure

Peer Walk In Flyer