Our Mission

We are a state-wide, grassroots, peer-run organization that seeks to provide opportunities for individuals to improve the quality of their lives, give back to their communities, and change public perceptions of mental health. We do this by providing whole-person wellness education to people who are building a lifestyle of recovery. In order to spread this message further, we also advocate for person-centered care in traditional healthcare settings.

We help those who are successfully living in recovery and wish to give back to their communities by training them to become Peer Support Professionals and wellness planning workshop facilitators. In fact, we are the only peer-run mental health organization that provides Peer Support Professional certification courses.

Finally, we serve as a voice for individuals with mental health conditions and offer hope that recovery is possible. We advocate for health-care policy that benefits consumers above all others and call attention to legislation that is oppressive, discriminatory, or lacking in evidence. We also openly share our stories of illness and recovery to break the silence and defeat stereotypes. Most importantly, we train others to join us in this mission through advocacy workshops and webinars.

Put simply, we want to create a mentally well Colorado, one unique person at a time.

Our Vision

All people regardless of who they love, where they live, how much they earn, what language they speak, or how they worship thrive in communities that support mental health and wellness without stigma or shame.

People living with behavioral health conditions and living in recovery have access to affordable, compassionate, care, and a voice in creating person-first behavioral health policy that puts their interests above all else.

A thriving Peer Support Professional workforce that is better trained, better understood, better supported, and fully integrated as a critical part of Colorado’s broader behavioral health care system.

We strengthen our community's behavioral health fabric by providing transformational training, building community through collaboration and partnerships, and elevating the voices and perspectives of community members living with mental health, trauma, substance use and/or co-occurring conditions.

Our Staff

Our Board

Warren Brown

Board Chair

Alex Salazar
Ashley Lane Boyle
Heather Bruce
Jean Davis
Jeff Shepro
Maia Weslar
Michal Lord-Blegen
Scott Spielman
Shawna Margesson

Employment and Internships

Please click here to see current employment and internship opportunities at the Colorado Mental Wellness Network!