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Section 10: Advocacy Groups



  • National Alliance on Mentally Illness (NAMI) offers an array of peer education and training programs, initiatives and services for individuals, family members, health care providers and the general public. NAMI’s education and support programs provide relevant information, valuable insight, and the opportunity to engage in support networks. These programs draw on the lived experience of individuals who have learned to live well with mental illness and have been extensively trained to help others, as well as the expertise of mental health professionals and educators.



  • Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) believes that suicide is preventable and that suicide prevention works. In order to accomplish its mission and goals, SAVE uses the public health model along with a media campaign to raise awareness of suicide. SAVE uses an educational approach to dispel the myths about suicide and to let others know about the realities surrounding what in 1999 the former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher called a “public health crisis.”



  • The YES Institute provides education that gets at the source of why youth are harassed. Their mission is to prevent suicide and ensure the healthy development of all youth through powerful communication and education on gender and orientation. Their mission is accomplished through powerful communication and education with people in all segments of the community—throughout the U.S. and Latin America.

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The Suicide Prevention Coalition of Colorado is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization,

P.O. Box 17614, Boulder, CO 80308

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