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NAMI GBCAN Meeting Speaker: JOHN KMETZ, Peer Support Specialist

August 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Thursday, August 16, 2018, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Center Club, 31 Bowker Street, Boston
Right around the corner from the Haymarket MBTA

Free Pizza & Soda served at 6:30 pm
The meeting is scheduled to end at 8:30 pm and is FREE and open to the public.
If you haven’t been before and want to attend, RSVP to hdt@namigbcan.org so there will be enough food.
Web: www.namigbcan.org   Email: info@namigbcan.org

NAMI GB CAN Recovery Story Description

John Kmetz’s recovery story is an overview of his life and how mental
health challenges have affected it. Included are the importance of
utilizing supports, working hard, practicing good self-care, and
having fun. John is grateful for the people in his life and where he
has been able to go. John’s recovery story will include his childhood,
time in school, and working in and out of the mental health field. At
one point, mental health challenges affected John’s work,
relationships, and daily life. With support, hope, and determination,
John moved forward in his recovery. John knows that recovery is an
ongoing journey, and will take any challenges and opportunities that
come his way.

Bio – John Kmetz

John volunteered as a Social Media/Outreach Volunteer for NAMI GB CAN. He
started working full time as a Peer Support Specialist for North
Suffolk Mental Health Association in November 2013, and continues to
do so today. As a Peer Specialist, John shares snippets of his
recovery story to the people he supports to inspire hope and share
resources. John earned his certificate to teach Wellness Recovery
Action Plan (WRAP) groups in June 2014, and passed the Certified Peer
Specialist (CPS) class in January of 2015. Work is a very important
aspect of John’s life, and is something he loves to do. John
currently lives in a two-bedroom apartment with a roommate in a suburb
north of Boston. He enjoys running, hiking, biking, and skiing. He
also loves listening to music and going to concerts. Spending time
with family and friends is very important to John. John strives to
live a well-rounded life with a variety of work projects, activities,
and people.


August 16
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm