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National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Boulder County

NAMI Boulder County Programs – Fall 2020

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, offers an array of outstanding peer-led programs that provide free education, skills training and support.  All programs are offered free of charge to all participants.

Support Groups

No registration is required for support groups. Click on the links below to find meeting details.

NAMI Family Support Group

NAMI Family Support Group is a support group for family members, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions. The NAMI Boulder County Family Support Group meets virtually every Wednesday. For parents and caregivers of children and teens, please see our Basics class and support group information below.

NAMI Connection Peer Support Group

NAMI Connection is a support group for people with mental health conditions. Our virtual Connection support group will be starting in October; please check our website for updates.

Education Classes

Registration is required for classes. Please email education@namibouldercounty.org to register.

NAMI Family-To-Family

NAMI Family-to-Family is a class for families, significant others and friends of adults with mental health conditions. The course is designed to facilitate a better understanding of mental health conditions, increase coping skills and empower participants to become advocates for their family members. This program was designated as an evidence-based program by SAMHSA. Our next class begins Tuesday, September 29, 2020.

NAMI Basics

NAMI Basics is a class for parents, guardians and other family caregivers who provide care for youth (age 22 or younger) who are experiencing mental health symptoms. Our next class and corresponding support group will begin Thursday, September 24, 2020.

NAMI Peer-to-Peer

NAMI Peer-to-Peer is NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a free, eight-session educational program for adults with mental health conditions who are looking to better understand themselves and their recovery. Taught by trained leaders with lived experience, this program includes activities, discussions and informative videos. The next class begins September 19th. It will be held on Saturdays from 4-6pm viaZoom. Email kristin@namicolorado.org to register.

NAMI Homefront

NAMI Homefront is a class for families, caregivers and friends of military service members and veterans with mental health conditions. The course is designed specifically to help these families understand those challenges and improve their ability to support their service member or veteran. The next classes begin October, 2020.

NAMI Family & Friends

NAMI Family & Friends is a free 90-minute seminar that informs and supports people who have loved ones with a mental health condition. Participants learn about diagnoses, treatment, recovery, communication strategies, crisis preparation and NAMI resources. Seminar leaders have personal experience with mental health conditions in their families. Our next presentation will be Thursday, November 19, 2020.

NAMI In Our Own Voice

NAMI In Our Own Voice is a presentation for the general public to promote awareness of mental health conditions and recovery. Our next presentation will be December 2020.

NAMI Provider

NAMI Provider is a class for mental health professionals. NAMI Provider is designed to expand the participants’ compassion for the individuals and their families and to promote a collaborative model of care. We are working on bringing this program to Boulder County.

 

For more information on NAMI and our programs, please visit www.namibouldercounty.org. Please email education@namibouldercounty.org to register for our upcoming classes.

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