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Support Groups – NAMI Boulder County

NAMI SUPPORT GROUPS

Support groups help you gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar circumstances and are led by NAMI-trained facilitators who have been there and get it. By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you gain hope and develop relationships. The NAMI support groups are FREE and designed for adults. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED – DROP-INS WELCOME!

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group (for those experiencing mental illness)

Lafayette groups meet every Wednesday (except holiday weeks and when BVSD schools/activities are cancelled due to weather):

  • Time: 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
  • Location: Immaculate Conception Church, 715 Cabrini Drive, Lafayette, CO 80027

Community support groups – please scroll down to see additional community support groups in Boulder County.

NAMI Family Support Group (for those with a loved one experiencing mental illness)

Boulder support group meets every Tuesday (except holiday weeks and when BVSD schools/activities are cancelled due to weather):

  • Time: 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
  • Location: BCH Della Cava Pavilion, 4801 Riverbend Rd., Boulder, CO 80301 (park in the parking garage)

Lafayette groups meet every Wednesday (except holiday weeks and when BVSD schools/activities are cancelled due to weather):

  • Time: 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
  • Location: Immaculate Conception Church, 715 Cabrini Drive, Lafayette, CO 80027

Longmont group meets the first and third Monday of the month:

  • Time: 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
  • Location: Fire Station #5, 617 Barberry Drive, Longmont, CO 80503

For more information: email info@namibouldercounty.org.

All groups are confidential – participants can share as much or as little personal information as they wish.

By attending NAMI’s various support groups you’ll benefit through other’s experiences, discover your inner strength and learn how to identify local resources and how to use them. Most importantly, you’ll discover that YOU ARE NOT ALONE!

 


COMMUNITY SUPPORT GROUPS

These support groups/classes/resources are sponsored by groups other than NAMI Boulder County. Please use your own best judgment as to whether they are suitable for you.

DEPRESSION AND BIPOLAR

Longmont/Firestone Longs Peak Bipolar Support and Recovery Group (DBSA)

  • Meets Wednesdays 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Longmont Perkins restaurants.
  • Second Wednesday of the month in Firestone at Carbon Valley Library.
  • Contact Laurie for more information: 303.810.9629 or email DBSALongspeak@gmail.com.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) Boulder

  • Meets in Boulder and Broomfield, weekly peer-only meetings and one friends and family meeting per month.
  • www.boulderdbsa.com
  • Contact for more information: 720.443.2849 or email boulderdbsa@gmail.com.

The Sutherland Bipolar Center

  • The Sutherland Seminar Series is an 8-part educational series about bipolar disorder. Meets Mondays in Longmont, 6:30-8:30. Also available as an audio download!
  • For more information call: 303.492.5680 or visit www.rdsfoundation.org.

SUICIDE SURVIVORS AND GRIEF

Naropa Suicide Survivors Support Group

  • Talk about important topics in a safe, confidential environment with other people who have experienced suicide loss. This group is led by experienced clinicians and will meet weekly to offer support, teach coping skills and build community.
  • 3400 Table Mesa Suite 102, Boulder, CO 80305
  • Call (303) 546-3589 or email counseling@naropa.edu for more information.

Longmont support group for family and friends of someone who has died from suicide.

  • Longmont Senior Center
  • Meet 1st and 3rd Wednesdays
  • 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • For more information call Betsy Owens 970.978.6802.

TRU Community Care Grief Support Groups

Full list of grief resources can be found here https://assets.bouldercounty.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/bereavement-resources.pdf

OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER

Adult OCD Support Group

  • Support for people with OCD, their families, and friends.
  • 1st Thursday of each month
  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Lucky’s Market Community Room (meet in cafe if room is in use)
    695 South Broadway, Boulder, 80305
  • For more information email ocd.crusher@gmail.com

International OCD Foundation

  • Online and phone support groups are available at https://iocdf.org/supportgroups/online-and-phone-ocd-support-groups/. The mission of the International OCD Foundation is to help everyone affected by obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders to live full and productive lives. Their aim is to increase access to effective treatment, end the stigma associated with mental health issues, and foster a community for those affected by OCD and professionals who treat them.
  • www.iocdf.org

FAITH-BASED SUPPORT GROUPS

Interfaith Network on Mental Illness (INMI)

Shift is a safe community that focuses on working through issues together by using the 12 steps to find a “better way to do life.” Journey with others who are experiencing change, hope, freedom and a new way to live in a “me too” community.

OTHER SUPPORT GROUPS

Recovery Café, Longmont

Recovery Café Longmont supports adults as they rebuild their lives and break the cycle of addiction, or overcome a recent crisis or trauma. We strive to stand in the gap between crisis and stability by fostering community-building and life-empowerment.

“Soft Voices” Drop-In Center, Longmont
This is a resource and friendship center for adults with mental illness.

  • Tuesday-Friday afternoons
    1:00 pm-3:00 pm
  • Crafts on Wednesday afternoons
  • Art on Fridays
  • Music once a month usually on the 3rd Thursday of the month
  • 5th & Kimbark
  • For more information contact Gil at 303.776.0410.

Moving Beyond Trauma

Moving Beyond Trauma is Mental Health Partners’ trauma-informed therapy program. A variety of trauma-informed programs including trauma-informed yoga classes are available.

Naropa Therapy Groups

Naropa Community Counseling serves Boulder and Front Range residents with low to moderate income, with sliding scale services from $30–90. We also accept Medicaid.

CU Boulder Therapy Groups

All therapy groups are free and confidential. Students must be a CAPS client and complete initial CAPS paperwork to attend a therapy group.

Psychology Today also lists a number of support groups, which you can filter by diagnosis, location, etc.

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