NAMI Arapahoe/Douglas Counties
25 Years Building Communities of Recovery and Hope
NAMI Arapahoe/Douglas Counties supports our community through connection and accessible programming.
- We educate.
- We listen.
- We support.
- We lead.
- We advocate.
We are solely funded through generous community and business donations.
If you, someone you know, or a loved one is looking for immediate help please call one of the phone numbers below to speak to trained staff ready to help.
Colorado Crisis Services: free local support 24/7/365 1-844-493-TALK(8255)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK(8255), when you or someone you are concerned about is considering suicide.
If you are a veteran, call the Veterans Crisis Line: dial 1-800-273-8255 and press 1 to talk to someone.
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