Becoming involved with NAMI was unintentional. I was led here during a very dark time, seeking others who could understand where I was coming from and what I was going through. At my first Connection Group Meeting, NAMI Arapahoe/Douglas Counties offered me a place of hope and support. From the very beginning, NAMI had the tools that allowed me to begin to get comfortable with myself again.
Those dark days have passed and I am now fortunate enough to give back, hopefully offering a hand and guidance to others who might have lost their way. In my varied NAMI volunteer efforts, whether as a board member, support group leader, or In Our Own Voice presenter, I contribute to an organization that has given me something priceless. My personal commitment today is to serve as a living testimony to the gifts that can be gained through NAMI’s classes and programming. It is an honor and privilege to be a part of such a worthy cause.
– Jason Hopcus