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

Statement from our CEO, Jessica Cruz:

“As we mark one year since the start of the pandemic, we’re reflecting on how far we’ve come. We learned a lot this year as we adjusted to circumstances beyond our control and worked to maintain safe spaces in our communities. We’re proud of our affiliates for stepping up to offer virtual support services and of our collective efforts to connect with one another online and advocate for our members. Whether we are at the State Capitol or safely sitting at our desks, our NAMI CA team never stops working to fight for equity and inclusion without discrimination for all families impacted by mental illness throughout this great state. We truly are stronger together and we look forward with hope to a safer future.”

Have you learned lessons during the pandemic? Share your answer in our 30-Second Survey and read answers from other community members.

We’re all still impacted by the pandemic, and we’re keeping our COVID-19 resource guides updated.