Welcome to our support group. We are a small, dedicated group, who meets weekly at the Longmont Perkins Restaurant And the second Wednesday of every month we meet at the Firestone Library in Colorado.We have social events occasionally, giving us an opportunity to socialize, make friends, and spend some time with those who understand our moods best. We welcome those with mood disorders.
Our members struggle with mood disorders of varying levels of severity.We have been through a great deal, and we join weekly to put our collective knowledge to use in supporting and encouraging one another. We also share coping skills.
Our group meetings follow a format provided by national DBSA. We read guidelines at the beginning of each meeting and adhere to them in order to provide a safe and friendly environment. Of course, our most important principle is confidentiality. What is said in meeting stays in meeting, who was at meeting stays at meeting.
Our meetings cover a number of topics. No topic is off limits as long as it relates to our mood disorder and how they affect our lives. We are a procovery focused group, discussing coping strategies and healthy ways to live with our illness. Our Founder is a working Certified Peer Specialist. If our facilitators need some added information, our professional advisor is available. We await to hear from you.
DBSA Longspeak Nonprofit
This Chapter is a stand alone nonprofit. We have our own FEIN number and are registered with the state of Colorado charitable organization in good standing. We are supported by donations from our group members. Please consider helping and donate today!!
What is a Certified Peer Specialist?
A Peer Support Specialist is an individual with lived recovery experience who has been trained and certified to help their peers gain hope and move forward in their own recovery. A Peer Specialist helps their peers identify and build on their strengths, helps peers create individual service plans based on recovery goals and steps to achieve those goals, support peers in their decision making, and much more.
We also offer Classes In
Pathways to Recovery
We are excited to be able to bring to you the recovery tool Pathways to Recovery. Registration is open now. This is a proven tool used to help individuals reach thier goals in life, by using their choices in life to cope and gain confidence toward a life they desire. Facilitated by a certified Pathways to Recovery facilitator. Call Laurie@ 303-810-9629 for more information or to register.
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Certified Peer Specialist
Colorado Mental Wellness Network...Peer Specialist Instructor
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