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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. DROP-INS WELCOME!

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

  • Groups: Family Support Group, Basics Support Group, Connections Support Group (meet concurrently in separate rooms)
  • Time: 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
  • Location: 715 Cabrini Drive, Lafayette, CO 80027
  • Cost: FREE

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

  • Groups: Family Support Group
  • Time: 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
  • Location: Fire Station #5, 617 Barberry Drive, Longmont, CO 80503
  • Cost: FREE

Boulder support group meets the second and fourth Monday of the month:

  • Groups: Family Support Group*
  • Time: 7:15 pm – 8:30 pm
  • Location: 3180 Airport Road, Boulder, CO 80301
  • Cost: FREE
  • * Open to all, but especially useful for those who have a loved one with mental illness navigating the Justice System in Boulder County.

For more information: email education@namibouldercounty.org.

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

NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for family members, caregivers and loved ones of adult individuals living with mental illness.

NAMI Basics Support Group

NAMI Basics Support Group is a support group for parents and caregivers who have a child or teen living with a mental health condition.

 

NAMI Connection is a recovery support group program for adults living with mental illness that is expanding in communities throughout the country. These groups provide a place that offers respect, understanding, encouragement, and hope.

NAMI Connection groups offer a casual and relaxed approach to sharing the challenges and successes of coping with mental illness. Support groups are open to all adults with mental illness, regardless of diagnosis.  Participants should feel welcome to drop by and share feelings, difficulties, or successes.

Meetings will be guided by NAMI Connection’s Principles of Support (which are listed below):

  1. We will see the individual first, not the illness.
  2. We recognize that mental illnesses are medical illnesses that may have environmental triggers.
  3. We understand that mental illnesses are traumatic events.
  4. We aim for better coping skills.
  5. We find strength in sharing experiences.
  6. We reject stigma and do not tolerate discrimination.
  7. We won’t judge anyone’s pain as less than our own.
  8. We forgive ourselves and reject guilt.
  9. We embrace humor as healthy.
  10. We accept we cannot solve all problems.
  11. We expect a better future in a realistic way.
  12. We will never give up hope.

 

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 information303.810.9629 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 information720.443.2849 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 call303.492.5680 or visit www.rdsfoundation.org.

 

SUICIDE SURVIVORS

  • Free 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.

 

OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER

Adult OCD Support Group

  • Support for people with OCD, their families, and friends.
  • 1st and 3rd Mondays
  • 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Alfalfa’s Market Community Room (meet in cafe if room is in use)
    1651 Broadway, Boulder
  • For more information call Brent303.422.9704.

Teen OCD Support Group

  • Support for teens with OCD ages 12-19.
  • 1st Wednesday of the month
  • 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • 4770 Baseline Rd # 300, Boulder, CO 80303
  • For more information call303.815.8076 or email lilyangelina44@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

Spiritual Support Group for Mental Health and Wellness for persons in recovery and family members.

  • First Congregational Church, Boulder
  • Meet 2nd and 4th Monday, every month throughout the year
  • 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm.
  • For more information call 720.839.4139 or email Anne at anne.weiher@gmail.com.

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

“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.

TEEN GROUP

Teen group is not currently available. If you know of any support groups for teens in Boulder County, please contact us.

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