NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is the largest grass roots organization
in the country and is the Voice of Mental Health both on a state and national
level. The goal of NAMI is to provide support those who have loved ones with mental
illness as well as those with mental illness. NAMI provides education to families
and folks with mental illness as well as the community at large about issues
surrounding mental health recovery. We, also, advocate for those with mental
illness and their families at local, state and national levels.
Through NAMI Colorado, we have access to the NAMI Help Line (1-888-566-6264)
which is available during business hours. Membership (regular: $35/year; Open
Door: $3/year) is encouraged but not required to participate in programs. All NAMI
programs are peer-led and are free of charge to the community.
NAMI educational and support meetings in Leadville are every 2 weeks with the next
one being at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, 7/30, in the AMAX Room at the Public Library,
entering through the side door of the Library. This week, NAMI hosts West Central
Mental Health Center to learn about their programs and the system of mental health
services that they provide.
For more information about NAMI please see http://www.namicolorado.org/ or the
national website at http://www.nami.org/ . In Leadville, you may contact Annie
Livingston-Garrett at (615)636-5257 or firstname.lastname@example.org . You can visit the Leadville Hub’s resource pages for more information about NAMI and other counseling services: http://www.leadvillehub.org/resources/counseling-services/.