Crisis Support

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


Crisis Text Line

Text NAMI to 741-741 to connect with a trained crisis counselor to receive free, 24/7 crisis support via text message.

NAMI HelpLine

Call 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) M–F, 7 a.m.–3 p.m. PT for free mental health info, referrals and support.

Find a Local NAMI

Find out the latest on what we’re doing every day to improve mental health support and services for all Californians.

NAMI California is a passionate team made of families, members, affiliates, and partners throughout the state who are leading the change on mental illness.

Get Help

Get mental health help, learn about mental health conditions, find more resources for individuals and families impacted by mental illness, and contact your local NAMI affiliate for support and services.

Help during the pandemic: We have resources and guides and our local affiliate are offering virtual services.

Our Priorities

Access to treatment
Crisis services
Criminal justice and forensic issues
Family involvement in treatment
Services and support for all ages

Our affiliates across California offer support for individuals living with mental health conditions and their families.

Our Community

We can help others by sharing our stories.

“We set out looking for solutions that would mend our broken hearts and the broken system.” — Teresa Pasquini and Lauren Rettagliata

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Helping Californians

We help more than 20,000 Californians a year through our programs. Find out more about NAMI California.

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