Boulder: Sundays, 6-7:30PM / Northstar: Mondays, 7PM / Broomfield: Thursdays, 6:30-8PM
Day & Time: Sundays, 6:00-7:30 PM
Address: 2855 Folsom, Boulder CO 80304
Details: Unity church at the South West corner of Folsom and Valmont. People with diagnoses are welcome every meeting. Friends and family are welcome the second Sunday for their own meeting, and the first Sunday joining those with symptoms. The church doors will be unlocked at 5:45 PM and re-locked at 6:15 PM. Meetings are for adults 18 and over.
Day & Time: Thursdays, 6:30-8:00 PM
Address: 825 Kohl Street, Broomfield CO 80020
Details: United Church of Christ. The first Thursday of the month adds friends/family/caregivers. NOTE: The church door must remain locked so a greeter will be at the door from 6:30 PM until 6:40 PM. After that please ring the door bell to the left of the doors for access. Meetings are for adults 18 and over.
There will be brightly colored signs posted on the church door and along the path to the meeting room. Please make a name tag when you arrive to help us remember each other's name.
Meetings are facilitated by peer volunteers that have been trained, but are not professionals. Their role is primarily to make sure meeting guidelines are followed and time is equally allocated. These meetings are not a replacement for therapy or other treatments. We are not affiliated with any religious organization and are free of charge although donations are gratefully accepted. We welcome cultural, linguistic, social, racial, gender, and all other identities and we promote their inclusion. This is a casual, low key, time of conversation on topics you bring to the meeting. We recognize life can be hectic and coming for the first time can take great courage so it is okay to arrive late, just listen, and leave early. For the Broomfield meeting note you will need to ring the doorbell after 6:40pm.
A typical meeting starts with us sitting in small circle of chairs. We start by reading a welcome message, meeting description, and guidelines we follow. The guidelines can be summarized as being respectful and not telling others what to do. Then people "check in" if they want, with their first name, diagnosis and date, how they are doing on a scale of 1-10, and if there is a topic they want to discuss. A topic can be a question, a need to vent, or anything else. To protect participant privacy, and honor the basic guideline "what is said here stays here", meeting facilitators will only write down suggested topics with no identifiers. Participants are asked to seek permission before writing anything down, and limit that to resources and referrals. While we at times discuss suicidal ideation, we are not equipped for immediate crisis and disallow describing specifics. Then we jump into conversation on those topics identified and new ones that come up. At the end we make sure everyone feels okay to go home.