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NAMI's 2017 Peer Support Specialist Training registration opens June 19

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Above: Logo of NAMI Multnomah


NAMI Multnomah announces dates for Summer 2017 Peer Support Specialist Training

The National Alliance on Mental Illness Multnomah affiliate has announced that registration for the July 24 through 28 Peer Support Specialist Training will open on Monday, June 19th. The application process takes place entirely online.

This is an Oregon Health Authority (OHA) recognized training being facilitated by Project ABLE. The training consists of 40 classroom hours and a written exam. This training is offered at no cost to persons who live or work in Multnomah County. Class size is limited to 20 participants, and per Multnomah County Contract, preference is given to members of the NorthStar Clubhouse and those already volunteering or employed by mental health agencies in the county.

The registration period is Monday, June 19th, through Friday, June 30th. Any applications received after June 30th will be considered for the wait list if there is room available. Applications will be considered in the order in which they are received. Candidates will be considered based on the following criteria: (1) Living well in recovery from mental illness (2) Ready to support peers in their recovery from mental illness (3) Ability to attend 40-hour training Monday- Friday July 24th through 28th, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

All applicants will be notified of their acceptance with an email by 5 p.m. on Friday, July 7th, 2017. To apply and get more information, please visit: 

NAMI Multnomah is the Portland metro affiliate and one of 1,100 nationwide affiliates of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization. NAMI’s mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals and families living with mental illness through supporteducation, and advocacy. NAMI Multnomah helps educate people in the Portland metro area about mental health issues. It holds regular educational events, weekly support groups, and quarterly classes to help individuals and families better understand how to live with mental illness, begin the process of recovery, and sustain wellness.