NAMI Western Slope
Office: 970-462-3989

Mind Springs Health Crisis Line: 1-888-207-4004

National Suicide Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK


NAMI FaithNet is a network composed of members and friends of NAMI. It was established for the purposes of (1) facilitating the development within the faith community of a non-threatening, supportive environment for those with mental illness and their families, (2) pointing out the value of one’s spirituality in the recovery process from mental illness and the need for spiritual strength for those who are caretakers, (3) educating clergy and faith communities concerning mental illness and (4) encouraging advocacy of the faith community to bring about hope and help for all who are affected by mental illness.

NAMI FaithNet is not a religious network but rather an outreach to all religious organizations. It has had significant success in doing so because all the major religions have the basic tenets of giving care and showing compassion to those in need.

NAMI FaithNet respects all religious beliefs. It also recognizes the expression by the majority of those affected by mental illness of the importance of the role of their spirituality in their ability to cope with having one of these illnesses themselves or in caring for an ill friend or family member.

NAMI FaithNet encourages all those who are affected by a mental illness, who are also members of a faith community, to talk to their clergy person about mental illness and the role their faith is playing in their lives. This is done for two purposes: (1) By telling their clergy person their story, he or she becomes personally involved and personal involvement is the best method of education. Understanding requires not only the attention of the ears and eyes, but also the heart; and (2) By speaking to their clergy person, they have the opportunity to gain spiritual support. Sadly, at present, many shy away from speaking with their clergy person because of the effect the stigma of mental illness has had on their lives.

NAMI Western Slope does not promote any specific religious belief. Our goal is to educate all the faith community with the different resources available.

Pathways to Promise

Mental Health Ministries

The Role of Clergy in Preventing Suicide

Winning With The Hand You're Dealt
A message by Rick Warren - Speaking on mental ilness



NAMI StigmaBusters is a network of dedicated advocates across the country and around the world who seek to fight inaccurate and hurtful representations of mental illness.

Whether these images are found in TV, film, print, or other media, StigmaBusters speak out and challenge stereotypes. They seek to educate society about the reality of mental illness and the courageous struggles faced by consumers and families every day.  StigmaBusters' goal is to break down the barriers of ignorance, prejudice, or unfair discrimination by promoting education, understanding, and respect.

Each month, close to 20,000 advocates receive a NAMI StigmaBusters Alert, and it is read by countless others around the world online. Send it to your own personal and professional networks.

Numbers do count, so let your voice be heard.

Questions? Contact:



Mind Springs Health

Crisis Line 970-241-6022

Peer- Support & Education groups at Mind Springs Health (fka CWRMH) are FREE to anyone.
If you are an Individual living with mental illness, a family member, or you just want to educate yourself about mental illness then these classes are for you.

Janice Curtis 
Peer Support Manager
970-241-6023 x7390

Jenni Stansberry
Patient Representative, Client Advocate
Work: 970-683-7114
Cell: 970-640-5020

Other Online Resources For Suicide Attempt Survivors
Suicide Attempt Survivors Blog
Self Care after a Suicide Attempt

Care for a Loved One after a Suicide Attempt

Crisis Intervention Teams Association of Colorado

G.J.P.D.  and the Mesa County Sheriff''s office has trained C.I.T. Officers....   If you are in a Crisis Situation:

Always request a CIT (Crisis Intervention) trained officer when police intervention is required. These officers really know and understand what you are going through and will help.

Crisis Interevention Teams Enhance Safety of Police, Patients
By Leslier Sinclair





Click on A Mothers Story to read from Kaylans mom

Western Colorado Suicide Prevention Foundation



The Salvation Army 

Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255 press 1

Dial 211 from any Mesa County phone

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