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.

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30-Second Survey: Books

  • Is there a book about mental health or another subject that has helped you? A memoir that has inspired you? A novel that has a character with whom you identified? Name the book and author and tell us why it impacted you. (Feel free to name more than one book!)
  • We value your comments! By submitting your answer, you agree to allow NAMI California to share it in our communications efforts to help others. You can choose to share your name or remain anonymous.