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Special thanks to:
NAMI Board of Directors • Friends of Family to Family • Bette Large and Bob Bunch • The Bank of Colorado
• VEDA Salon and Spa • Clay Taylor • Janet Strouss and Rich Tallman • Cedar Springs Hospital • Peak View Behavioral Health • AspenPointe • Chuck Murphy
• Mark Terry • Colorado College •
Bon Appetit • King Soopers


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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 namicos@qwestoffice.net

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

Meets weekly for 5 sessions, 2.5 hours each
Downtown Colorado Springs location: Thursdays, January 15 – February 12, 6-8:30 pm.

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 namicos@qwestoffice.net.


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

Meets weekly for 12 sessions, 2.5 hours each.
North Colorado Springs location: Wednesdays, January 21 – April 8, 6-8:30 pm
Downtown Colorado Springs location: Thursdays, February 5 – April 23, 6-8:30 pm

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 namicos@qwestoffice.net.


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

Meets weekly for 11 sessions, 2 hours each
Downtown Colorado Springs location: Thursdays, February 12 – April 23, 6:30-8:30 pm

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 namicos@qwestoffice.net.


SUPPORTS 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)
Friday, 4:30-6 pm, NAMI office, 510 E. Willamette, Co Springs

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 EDUCATION

Offered 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. Take the FREE class:

FRIDAY, JANUARY 30 2015
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Citizens Service Center
1675 W. Garden of the Gods Road
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80907

3rd Floor: Nautilus Room

Class size is limited. You MUST pre-register.

To register go to www.mhfaco.org/find-a-class and scroll down to 1/30/15, CO Springs MHFA

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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