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

Take Action

Comment on Proposed Changes to HIPPA

Let’s improve health care access and outcomes by making it easier for people to receive and share important health information. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeks to change the HIPAA Privacy Rule to allow for more flexibility in how “protected health information” can be shared and they’re reviewing comments before they finalize these changes. Find out more and sign NAMI’s letter before May 2021

Tell Congress to Support Mental Health Research

Imagine if cancer, heart disease or diabetes was diagnosed just by using a short list of questions to assess symptoms. Sadly, due to the complexity of the brain and lack of strong research, this is how people are currently diagnosed with mental health conditions. This results in many mistakes in diagnosis and ineffective treatment. We need Congress to invest in research for mental health conditions. Find out more and sign NAMI’s petition

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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. Find out about voting in California

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

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