About

 

Welcome to NAMI Arapahoe/Douglas Counties
A Mental Health Resource for Families and Individuals in Colorado

 

Mission Statement

The mission of NAMI Arapahoe/Douglas Counties is to build a community of recovery and hope by educating, supporting and advocating for individuals and their families affected by mental illness.

 

Goals of NAMI Arapahoe/Douglas Counties

  • We educate. Offered in thousands of communities across America through our NAMI State Organizations and NAMI Affiliates, our education programs ensure hundreds of thousands of families, individuals and educators get the support and information they need.
  • We advocate. NAMI shapes the national public policy landscape for people with mental illness and their families and provides grassroots volunteer leaders with the tools, resources and skills necessary to save mental health in all states.
  • We listen. Our toll-free NAMI HelpLine allows us to respond personally to hundreds of thousands of requests each year, providing free referral, information and support—a much-needed lifeline for many.
  • We lead. Public awareness events and activities, including Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW), NAMIWalks and other efforts, successfully combat stigma and encourage understanding. NAMI works with reporters on a daily basis to make sure our country understands how important mental health is.

 

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia.  NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.  NAMI promotes its mission throughout the United States by providing strategic direction to the entire organization, including support to NAMI’s state and local community affiliate organizations such as ours in Arapahoe and Douglas Counties.

Today, NAMI works to achieve equitable services and treatment for more than 15 million Americans living with severe mental illnesses and their families. Hundreds of thousands of volunteers participate in more than one thousand local affiliates and fifty state organizations to provide mental health education and support, combat stigma, support increased funding for research, and advocate for adequate health insurance, housing, rehabilitation, and jobs for people with mental illness.

Local affiliates, such as ours, are the lifeblood of NAMI. This is where the real work of NAMI takes place, from support groups to classes and speakers to community outreach and help in finding community resources . We are here to help and we understand.  NAMI relies on gifts and contributions to support our important work so please donate and help us spread mental health across our community.