An important part of CB State of Mind’s work is connecting people to peer support groups for mental health support, substance abuse recovery, grief, traumatic brain injuries(TBI), and Spanish-language programs in Gunnison County. Peer support groups are unique in that they are non-professional and are led by people with lived experience who have personally walked through the challenges of what they are in recovery from. Peers can often provide support and help in a way that mental health professionals cannot. By providing their experience, strength and hope, peers walk hand-in hand with those seeking recovery or support.
* Please note that some details in this list may have changed. Please reach out to the group to confirm timing and location.
Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and Gambler’s Anonymous
Tuesday AA meetings in Crested Butte: https://findrecovery.com/aa_meetings/co/crested-butte/#Tuesday-AA-Meetings
Call Twelve Step Meetings in Gunnison. Meeting vary throughout the week. Call 970-641-6056 for a current schedule and location.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
DBSA meets on Tuesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Newman Center (Behind Ute Hall just north of Western State College campus) 600 East Georgia Avenue. For more information, email DBSAGunnisonValley@hotmail.com
Cancer Support Groups
Living Journeys is a safe and confidential support system for individuals, families and friends struggling with cancer. This group is a supportive and healing environment where open discussion concerning cancer-related topics can happen. All our support groups are facilitated by a licensed professional therapist and there is no charge to attend any of our support group meetings. As of March 16, 2020, Living Journeys will conduct all support group meetings online via Zoom. This decision was made for the safety and well being of our clients, their caregivers, and their families. Please visit the calendar at Livingjourneys.org for virtual meeting dates and times.
The Cancer Support Group meets the first and third Thursday of each month, at noon, at Webster Hall, 117 North Iowa in Gunnison.
Gunnison Valley Health – Nici Graves, LSW Grief support groups in Gunnison and Crested Butte focused on healing through the grieving process (no cost). 120 N. Boulevard Gunnison, CO 81230 Office: (970) 641-4254
Other Gunnison County Peer Support Resources
Gunnison Valley Health (GVH) partners with The Center for Mental Health (CMH) to provide a wide range of mental health services to help care for individuals who need support within the Gunnison Valley. The certified peer support specialists have overcome a mental health condition and mentor individuals who struggle with mental health, psychological trauma or substance abuse.
To schedule an appointment with a Peer Support Specialist:
- GVH Peer Specialist – Gunnison: 970-642-4762
- CMH Peer Specialist – Gunnison/Crested Butte: 970-252-3200