The following resources are intended to complement the Conversations on Mental Health and in particular the Conversation Guide on Depression.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Their website has extensive information on a variety of mental health issues. Visit their website for information on the symptoms, causes, treatments and support available for depression. Additional resources include:
Soft Voices Drop-In Center
Soft Voices Drop-In Center is a safe and creative place in Longmont for people with mental health challenges.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance – Longs Peak Chapter (serving Longmont and Firestone)
Longs Peak Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) offers a small, dedicated support group that meets weekly in Longmont. They have social events occasionally, giving an opportunity to socialize, make friends, and spend some time with those who understand mood disorders best.
Group meetings follow a format provided by national DBSA. They read guidelines at the beginning of each meeting and adhere to them in order to provide a safe, friendly and confidential environment. The meetings cover a number of topics. They are a procovery focused group, discussing coping strategies and healthy ways to live with their illness. The Founder is a working Certified Peer Specialist.
HOPE Coalition of Boulder County
Supporting Depression Awareness & Suicide Prevention with Education and Advocacy in Boulder County. For more information visit www.hopecoalitionboulder.org.
Anxiety and Depression Association of America
Founded in 1979, ADAA is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depressive, obsessive-compulsive, and trauma-related disorders through education, practice, and research.
For more information call 240-485-1001 or visit www.adaa.org.