TA Coalition Webinar: Enhancing Recovery through Lived Experience

A SAMHSA sponsored webinar, developed under contract by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will take place Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 2:00pm Eastern Time called “Enhancing Recovery through Lived Experience”.


Description:  Their firsthand experience of mental health issues provides NAMI program designers and leaders with an unparalleled ability to understand and support those on the road to recovery. NAMI’s peer and family-delivered programs serve an important role in achieving wellness, supporting recovery and resiliency and complement other mental health services. The updated version of the NAMI Peer-to-Peer education program teaches self-awareness, self-care and the importance of taking an active role in your own treatment. The new NAMI Family & Friends seminar offers a convenient way for families and friends to learn more about mental health conditions and how to best support a person in their recovery.

This webinar will give a glimpse into the unique lived-experience approach that drives NAMI’s peer and family-delivered education, support and presentation programs, with an emphasis on NAMI Peer-to-Peer and NAMI Family & Friends, and how these programs can complement the work of community mental health programs.



Suzanne Robinson, MSW - serves as the Assistant Director of National Education Programs. She began working at NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) in August of 2013 as the Senior Manager of National Education Programs responsible for oversight, growth, development and enhancement of the NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program and NAMI Homefront Program across the United States.  Suzanne is the co-author of the NAMI Homefront program and developed the NAMI Family & Friends Seminar. Prior to coming to NAMI, Suzanne served as Director of Programs at NAMI Ohio for fourteen years.  She worked previously as a Senior Program Director for student volunteer programs at the University of Minnesota YMCA in Minneapolis and as Program Coordinator for AmeriCorps National Service in St. Louis, Missouri. Suzanne received her Bachelor's Degree in history from Washington University in St. Louis and her Master's Degree in Social Work Administration from The Ohio State University.  


If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact kelle.masten@nasmhpd.org via email or at 703-682-5187.



**We do not offer CEU credits however letters of attendance are offered upon request.  

****Please note in the webinar recording, there is a 30 second section of audio missing on the Adobe Connect recording. The captions are present during that section of the video so we left this section of the video unedited.