Support groups for people with mental illnesses and their family members
NOTE: Our most updated listing of support groups can be found within our latest NAMI Boulder County newsletter, which can be found here. Further information may be found in the sections below.


NAMI Support Groups

  • NAMI Connections - *This group is currently on hold. Check back later for updates.
    NAMI Connection is a weekly recovery support group for people living with mental illness in which people learn from each others’ experiences, share coping strategies, and offer each other encouragement and understanding.
Faith-Based Support Groups
  • Spiritual Support Group for Mental Health and Wellness
    for persons in recovery and family members
    2nd and 4th Monday, every month throughout the year, 7:00-8:30 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 1128 Pine St., Boulder.
    Email revalan2004@comcast.net or call 720-304-6918.

  • "Shift" groups at Flatirons Community Church every Friday night. Learn more at www.flatironschurch.com/shift
Other Support Groups

  • DBSA Longs Peak
    We are a small, friendly support group for those struggling with depression and bipolar illnesses. We meet weekly on Wednesdays at 6pm­ - 8pm, alternating between Longmont and Firestone, as we have members from both areas. The current schedule is always posted at dbsalongspeak.org under "Events". Scroll past the special events to see the calendar.

    Family members are welcome, as the group provides an opportunity for them to learn about these illnesses from people who deal with them every day. If you have just been diagnosed, or are looking for a local group after moving to the area, please check us out. You don't have to go through this alone.

    Call 303-810-9629 or e-mail DBSALongspeak@gmail.com for more information.

  • Supporting Together
    Our mission is to Support and educate those with depression or bipolar disorder and their friends and family in an understanding and supportive setting. Listening, sharing and learning helps us find more ways to empower ourselves while coping with mental health challenges. Fridays, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Longmont. Contact Diane at 303-682-2911. supportingtogether@hotmail.com

  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) Boulder
    Weekly peer-only meetings and one friends and family meeting per month.
    For more information call 720-443-2849 or email (preferred) boulderdbsa@gmail.com

  • The Robert D. Sutherland Center for the Evaluation and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder
    Visit rdsfoundation.org or call 303-492-5680 for information about an 8-week educational seminar series on bipolar disorder. Offered twice yearly, generally on Mondays, from 6-7:30 pm. The Sutherland Center also offers individual, family, and group therapy, diagnostic evaluations, and consultation services for families.

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
    Support group for people with OCD, their family and friends. 1st and 3rd Mondays 7:00- 9:00 p.m. Alfalfa's Market Community Room, 1651 Broadway, Boulder. Contact Brent (303-422-9704) or Ilene (303-938-1360).

  • Suicide Survivors Support Group
    Free support group for family and friends of someone who has died from suicide. Longmont. 1st and 3rd Wednesday evenings, 5:30-7:00. Call (303) 532-7904 for location. Please call before attending first meeting.

Many of these support groups/classes/ resources are sponsored by groups other than NAMI Boulder County. Please use your best judgement as to whether they are suitable for you.

Information updated December 26, 2015


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