NAMI Arapahoe/Douglas Counties
28 Years Building Communities of Recovery and Hope
NAMI Arapahoe/Douglas Counties supports our community by building sustainable connections and offering accessible programs.
We educate | We listen | We support | We lead | We advocate.
If you or someone you know is in crisis and looking for immediate help, please call one of the phone numbers below to speak to trained staff ready to help you 24/7/365.
- Colorado Crisis Services: 844-493-TALK(8255) or Text "Talk" to 38255
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK(8255)
- Veterans Crisis Line: 800-273-8255 and press 1 to talk to someone
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