• A Special Message From NAMI CA Executive Director Jessica Cruz

    Batter up! This sound fills my weekends and my heart with joy as my little ones (and I’m sure many of yours) begin baseball season. As I watch them play and learn how to work together as a team, I’m reminded of the important work of NAMI here in California.

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Gov. Brown Moves To Tackle Housing Challenges
Governor Jerry Brown makes a significant commitment to tackling California’s housing challenges in his May Revision of the 2016-17 California State Budget.
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Gov. Brown Moves To Tackle Housing Challenges

May 24, 2016

  Governor Jerry Brown makes a significant commitment to tackling California’s housing challenges in his May Revision of the 2016-17 California State Budget. NAMI California has long recognized that individuals with mental illness are severely impacted by the shortage of affordable and supportive housing in the state and that our constituents face unique barriers accessing more »

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#NAMICAYouthVoices
NAMI California is calling youth ages 14-25 to spread awareness about mental health on Youth Advocacy Day on May 17 and all month long for Mental Health Month in May!
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Calling All Youth: Get Involved In Mental Health Month!

May 10, 2016

  NAMI California is calling all California youth ages 14-25 to stand up to stigma and spread awareness of mental illness during Mental Health Month in May! See our tips below for ideas on how you can participate in Mental Health Month in your community. All month long, share photos and posts of what you’re doing on Facebook, Instagram more »

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Action Alert: People With Mental Illness Don't Deserve To Live In Poverty
Ask  California to raise SSI/SSP payments and help lift people with serious mental illness out of poverty.
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Action Alert: People with mental illness don’t deserve to live in poverty

May 6, 2016

Nearly 1.3 million Californians currently receive Supplemental Security Income and the State Supplemental Payment. More than 70% are disabled and unable to work, often due to a serious mental illness. In 2007, the SSP grant was cut to the federal minimum and the cost-of-living adjustment was suspended and subsequently repealed. This drove the 1 million more »

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