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COLORADO CRISIS AND SUPPORT LINE
844-493-TALK (8255)
Mental health professionals are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
to provide solutions and support to Coloradans in crisis.

All Classes and Support Groups: Normal Schedule.
PLEASE NOTE: There is no First Tuesday in August.

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MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID
For anyone 18 and older

Check www.mhfaco.org for available classes.

CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED.
YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER.

To register, go to www.mhfaco.org/find-a-class
To learn more, go to www.mhfaco.org/mhfa
For more information, call NAMI, 719-473-8477
or email Rachel.clements@aspenpointe.org


NAMI’s 5th Annual Breakfast and Fundraiser

EmbracingLight-Logo

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Thank you to our 2015 breakfast sponsors and donors

Cedar Springs Hospital
Peak View Behavioral Health
AspenPointe
Bjorkman Foundation
Bank of Colorado
Beacon Health Options
Blakely + Co.
Brookside Assisted Living
Centura/Penrose-St. Francis
Chrysalis Wealth Management
Colorado College
El Paso County Dept. of Human Services
El Pomar Foundation
Ent Credit Union
The Independence Center
Kaiser Permanente
Mountain View Medical Group
Rocky Mountain Health Care
Springs Rescue Mission
American Medical Response
Centerpoint Insurance Group
Crystal Clear Solutions
Eating Recovery Center

Please contact Lisa Hawthorne (hawfam5@comcast.net) regarding sponsorship and table captain opportunities for the 2016 breakfast.


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OUR EDUCATION AND SUPPORT PROGRAMS CHANGE LIVES

All programs offered at no cost – you MUST register in advance.

Classes fill fast! Call 719-473-8477 or email info@namicos.org


VISIONS
For parents & caregivers of children under the age of 16.

Meets weekly for 5 sessions, 2.5 hours each
Education & resources * Peer support & insights * Practical advice on advocacy * Deeper understanding of behaviors * Coping skills & HOPE

Classes are free. To register, call 719-473-8477 or email info@namicos.org.


FAMILY-TO-FAMILY
For loved ones (age 18+) of individuals living with mental illness.

Meets weekly for 12 sessions, 2.5 hours each.
Taught by family members of individuals living with mental illness * Critical information & strategies for caregiving * Designated an evidence-based practice by SAMSHA*

*Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Classes are free. To register, call 719-473-8477 or email info@namicos.org.


PEER-TO-PEER
For individuals (age 18+) living with mental illness.

Meets weekly for 11 sessions, 2 hours each.
Taught by a team of trained individuals living with mental illness * Wisdom from shared experiences * Presentations, discussions, exercises * Tangible resources * Deeper understanding of personal recovery process

Classes are free. To register, call 719-473-8477 or email info@namicos.org.


SUPPORT GROUPS
Drop-ins welcome!

CONNECTION RECOVERY SUPPORT GROUP
For those who live with mental illness, regardless of diagnosis

Tuesday, 7-8:30 pm (except first Tuesday of month)

FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP
For those with family members living with mental illness

Tuesday, 7-8:30 pm (except first Tuesday of month)

VISIONS SUPPORT GROUP
For parents and caregivers of school-age children living with mental illness.

2nd Tuesday of the month, 7-8:30 pm
All support groups held at First United Methodist Church 420 N. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs 80903 (unless otherwise noted).


PROVIDER EDUCATIONOffered for professionals and para-professionals who work with those with mental illness. Provider Education informs providers with a realistic view of what it’s like to live with mental illness. The “lived experience” perspective of both family members and those with mental illness improves providers’ understanding, empathy and effectiveness.

Please call the NAMI -CS office to register – 719-473-8477


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Mental Health First Aid empowers everyday citizens to identify, understand and respond to someone experiencing a mental health or substance abuse crisis.To learn more, go to www.mhfaco.org/mhfa.

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NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families. Founded in 1979, NAMI has become the nation’s voice on mental illness, a national organization including NAMI organizations in every state and in over 1100 local communities across the country who join together to meet the NAMI mission through advocacy, research, support, and education.

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