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
If you live with a loved one affected by mental illness and are concerned for their continued care after you pass, there are arrangements you can make to ensure their care that is not as complicated or expensive as you might think. Once you are not available to help a family member battling serious mental illness (SMI) with housing, assistance with daily activities, and getting to rehabilitation or counseling sessions, who will take over? You can arrange this in advance of your death and fund future care arrangements through trust and life insurance. This article will explain how this isRead More
Addiction is a struggle that many face. To do so, takes an immense amount of sacrifice, and willingness to beat. A task that is not easily done. The first step requires one to acknowledge their addiction. This can be the hardest step, as it has become part of the addict’s life, habits, and takes priority over most things in life. The mindset of an addict is counter-intuitive to a non-addict. The struggle of someone who wants to fix their problem but is not able to because of their internal conflict can be a relentless back and forth cycle of attemptsRead More
Today, teens get a lot of ‘future’ pressure from parents and older adults to be a certain way and succeed in the ways they see best, which can result in considerable undue stress. The expected norm is that you have to do well in school while taking part in extracurricular activities to secure admission to a choice school or prestigious university. This pressure can make a youth feel as though they aren’t doing enough, aren’t good enough, and ultimately can lead to them giving up overall. Personally, my parents have always pushed me to do my best. Once, I hadRead More
Finding the right job can be a challenge and often more so for those living with a mental health diagnosis.