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Sarah Banta

Community Resource Specialist, Prism Community Collective

Sarah (she/her) has roots in Colorado Springs, having lived here all her life. She has a particular passion for serving and engaging LGBTQIA2+ and marginalized communities. In her previous role as Peer Programs Coordinator at NAMI in Colorado Springs, she was integral in developing LGBTQIA2+ and youth specific programming while working to reduce stigma associated with those affected by mental health conditions through storytelling, peer support, advocacy, and education. Sarah has enjoyed speaking on behalf of NAMI for several panel discussions, community conversations, and public presentations. She is practiced in suicide prevention, crisis intervention and management, and group facilitation. She values authentic, honest communication and compassionate care.

Sarah is a certified yoga instructor who continues to expand her studies of yogic text, history, and philosophy; she is interested in and believes in the infinite power of the mind-body connection. Sarah is dedicated to lifelong learning and strengthening her beloved community through advocacy work and community organizing.