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

NAMI California Board Of Directors

Patrick Courneya, MD, President Affiliate: NAMI East Bay

Chief Joseph Farrow, Vice President Affiliate: NAMI Yolo

Jei Africa, PhD, MSCP, 2nd Vice President Affiliate: NAMI San Mateo and NAMI Marin

Christina Roup, Treasurer Affiliate: NAMI Fresno

Paul Lu, Secretary Affiliate: NAMI Orange County

Cindy Beck, Board Member Affiliate: NAMI Sacramento

Andrew Bertagnolli, Board Member Affiliate: NAMI San Francisco

Dr. Stuart Buttlaire Affiliate: Alameda County South

Lara Gregorio Affiliate: NAMI Tri-Valley

Dr. Robert McCarron Affiliate: NAMI Sacramento

Harold Turner, Board Member Affiliate: NAMI Urban Los Angeles

Armando Sandoval, Board Member
Affiliate: NAMI San Mateo


Ask The Board

For any assistance with locating your closest NAMI Affiliate, please click here or give us a call at 916- 567-0163.

For legal assistance, please contact Disability Rights California or LawHelpCa. Please note that NAMI California does not currently offer legal assistance, but we will help connect you with your local NAMI Affiliate for referrals. If you have a question about your personal medical situation or those of your family member, please contact the NAMI California office for a referral.

If you have a question about the overall organization and our strategic direction, you can ask the board by sending an email to

Apply to Be on the Board

Please complete the NAMI California Board of Directors Nomination Form by March 31st, 2022.

If you have any questions, email