About

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

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.

At NAMI Arapahoe/Douglas Counties

  • We educate. Our education programs ensure families, individuals and educators get the support and information they need.
  • We listen and respond personally to hundreds of  requests each year, providing free referral, information and support.
  • We lead. Public awareness events and activities, including Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW), NAMIWalks and other efforts, successfully combat stigma and encourage understanding.
  • We advocate. NAMI shapes national public policy  for people with mental illness and their families. It provides grassroots volunteer leaders with the tools, resources, and skills required to advance mental health awareness in Arapahoe and Douglas counties.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) was founded in 1979 and is  the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization. NAMI is dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

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, like NAMI ADCO, are the lifeblood of NAMI. It is where the real work of NAMI takes place, from support groups, classes, community outreach, and 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 Arapahoe and Douglas Counties.