Featured Advocate: Carol Ann from Family Partners 7/20

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fpartCarol Ann: I am an advocate because of the personal struggle I’ve had with a mental illness and the struggles my children have had. I find that by getting out and advocating for change, helping fight stigma and helping others it helps in my recovery for that of my children. I facilitate support groups because sharing the knowledge that I have learned helps others find ways to make progress in their recovery. I find the value of support makes a difference in the lives of many people, and bonding with others makes living with a mental illness a less stigmatizing for everyone.

Family Partners
The Family Partners is a family run organization which provides support to parents, promotes stigma reduction, and advocates for mental wellness.
Family Partners provides support, education, advocacy and resources to families whose children have mental health and behavioral concerns. We are a part of the continuum providing family peer support to allow people to heal in community. Through peer family support we can provide early intervention to families in need. We aim to be a valued part of the solution for families.
We are in collaboration with NAMI Arapahoe/Douglas and the Colorado Division of Child and Family Services in the Department of Behavioral Health, as well as Creekside Collaborative which is a network of independent therapists in private practice who share a common vision of providing quality mental health services which are trauma-informed and based on interventions that have been proven to be effective.

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