NAMI Colorado

Your support assists NAMI Colorado to facilitate the growth of the no cost education programs and support services throughout the state of Colorado and to build communities of recovery and hope by educating, supporting, and advocating for those affected by mental illness and their families.

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Nami Ending the Silence for staff

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Teachers

Description

Presentation for school staff about mental health.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Ending the Silence for families

Class

Mental Health, Substance Abuse 

Beneficiaries

Families

Description

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Evidence of Program's Success

presentation on mental health given to families

NAMI Basics

Class

Mental Health, Substance Abuse 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Families
General Public

Description

NAMI Basics is a free, 6-week educational class for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents diagnosed with a mental illness.

Photos

Evidence of Program's Success

Understanding of mental Illness

NAMI Homefront

Class

Mental Health, Substance Abuse 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Military/Veterans

Description

NAMI Homefront is a free class for families and friends of service members who are facing a mental health challenge.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Understanding of mental illness

NAMI Ending The Silence

Class

Mental Health, Substance Abuse 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Families
General Public
Teachers
Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Description

Ending The Silence is an in-school presentation designed to teach middle and high school students about the signs and symptoms of mental illness, how to recognize the early warning signs and the importance of acknowledging those warning signs.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Greater understanding of mental illness

Peer-to-Peer Education Program

Class

Mental Health, Substance Abuse 

Beneficiaries

Adults
General Public

Description

Peer-to-Peer is a unique, experiential learning program for people with any serious mental illness who are interested in establishing and maintaining their wellness and recovery.

Peer-to-Peer consists of ten two-hour units and is taught by a team of two trained "Mentors" and a volunteer support person who are personally experienced at living well with mental illness.

Mentors are trained in an intensive three day training session and are supplied with teaching manuals.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Consumers continue to maintain wellness and recovery

Family-To-Family Education Class

Class

Mental Health, Substance Abuse 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Families
General Public
Mentally/Emotionally Disabled

Description

The NAMI Family-to-Family education program is a volunteer-driven peer education program designed to foster learning, healing, and empowerment among families of consumers. Initiated in Colorarado in May of 1999, it is a comprehensive 12-week program typically taught by a two-person team of family member volunteers to other family members impacted by mental illness. The program encompasses current information about the major brain disorders, provides updates on medication and treatment options, teaches coping skills for family members, and offers advocacy training on locat, state and federal policies and services. The Family-to-Family program recently received the honor and designation of this being the only family peer provided program to be recognized as an Evidence based program.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Evidence of Success families continue to show efficacy of education groups through annual evaluations.

Family Support Group

Class

Mental Health, Substance Abuse 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Families

Description

Family Support Group is a once a month, 90 minute, peer led support group for adults who have loved ones with mental health issues. This support group is a structured group format which enables every person to participate.

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Evidence of Program's Success

families continue to show efficacy of support groups through annual evaluations

Connection Recovery Support Group

Class

Mental Health, Substance Abuse 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Mentally/Emotionally Disabled

Description

Connection Recovery Support Group is a free weekly, 90 minute, peer led support group for adults living with mental illness, regardless of diagnosis. This group follows a fexible structure without an educational format and does not recommend or endorse any medications or other medical theriapies. All groups are confidential--participants can share as much or as little personal information as they wish.

NAMI Connection is meant to be only one avenue to recovery for people with mental illness. Support groups should add to and not replace the treatment plan determined by the individual aand their mental health care provider.

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Evidence of Program's Success

reports and evaluations received from facilitators.

NAMI In Our Own Voice (IOOV)

Class

Mental Health, Substance Abuse 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens
General Public/Unspecified

Description

In Our Own Voice (IOOV) - In Our Own Voice is a unique public education program developed by NAMI, in which two trained consumer speakers share compelling personal stories about living with mental illness and achieving recovery. Throughout the IOOV presentation, audience members are encouraged to offer feedback and ask questions. IOOV presentations are given to consumer groups, students, law enforcement officials, educators, providers, faith community members, politicians, professionals, inmates, and interested civic groups. All presentations are offered free of charge.

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Evidence of Program's Success

attendees on evaluaions increased understanding

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