Saving lives in our small town.

Small towns have mental illness too, let's do more to support those we love and, others in our community....


Project Semicolon Fort Collins is the community’s voice on mental illness. We are a part of grass-roots, nonprofit, Project Semicolon Inc. Project Semicolon Fort Collins was founded by Rita Varner who, After loosing her son to suicide, became an ally in the fight to save the lives of those with mental illness.

We have a threefold mission:

Support people with mental illnesses and their families by helping them find coping mechanisms for their daily struggle with brain disorders.

Educate people who have mental illness, their families, and the general public about mental illness with the goal of dispelling ignorance and stigma.

Advocate for more research and an improved system of mental health services in our community, as well as, across the nation.


At the heart of Project Semicolon Fort Collin’s mission is the sharing of information and striving to end the stigma associated with mental illness. To this end, we offer support groups, educational meetings, newsletters, and a number of classes on mental illness held at various locations throughout Larimer County.

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Our Team


Chapter Leader


Leslie Mann



June 18, 2022
June 11, 2022

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