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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NAMI CA Priorities

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

NAMI CA Policy Positions and News

Find out more about our policy positions on state legislation.

Take Action

Take our Survey for 2021 Policy Priorities

Each year, we ask our NAMI California members to assist us in guiding, informing, and prioritizing our advocacy work. Because mental illness affects so many areas of our lives, and there are more bills than ever; it is important for us to focus our work in the most critical areas. We want to be able to give each matter the time and care it deserves. This survey is a huge opportunity for our members to weigh in and help us prioritize our advocacy efforts for the 2021 legislative session. Please let us know your thoughts!

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Sign up for advocacy actions and updates from NAMI National, and sign letters in their action center


Every local, state and national election provides us with an opportunity to vote for leaders and laws to improve mental health services for our communities.

Be a Local Advocate

Contact your local NAMI California affiliate to find out ways to get involved locally.

Find your local representatives and let them know about the issues that matter to you.

Use our Advocacy Toolkit to learn how to best communicate what matters to you.

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