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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We hope you will give a few minutes of your time to help us protect our families and communities impacted by mental illness in California.

The issue: An investigation of the Lanterman-Petris-Short (LPS) Act, which provides the guidelines for handling involuntary civil commitment of individuals with a mental illness in California. The LPS Act was recently approved to go through the Joint Legislative Audit Committee of the legislature to examine the application on the laws throughout the state. The aim is to determine if any updates, clarifications, or improvements are needed to ensure the equal application of California’s mental health commitment procedures.

What we are doing and how you can help: NAMI California remains committed to representing the voices of those families and individuals impacted by mental illness on a daily basis, and we want to hear from you before developing our position on this issue. To protect our communities affected by mental illness, it is important that we provide information regarding this issue, so that we are active participants in the creation, delivery, and implementation of any changes to the law. Our survey includes a few questions that should take no more than 3 minutes to complete. Your participation in this survey will guide us in helping our families and communities.