Crisis Support

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-8255


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

For Mental Health Day of Action, here are actions you can take to make a difference.

Support Mental Health Education

Sign our petition in support of Senate Bill 224 to provide California students in grades 1-12 with the mental health education they need.

Support Mental Health Crisis Response and Services

Sign our petition in support of Assembly Bill 1065 to help improve the outcomes of crisis calls involving people who are mentally ill, by allowing taxpayers to make voluntary contributions on their California tax returns to support much-needed law enforcement training programs to better equip them to engage safely with individuals living with a mental illness.

Sign our petition in support of Assembly Bill 1331 to establish a new position at the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to improve our crisis care system.

Sign NAMI’s petition to support funding for crisis services  so that 988, a 3-digit number for mental health crises, will have the federal funding it needs for our communities.

Find out More About California Legislation

Learn more about 2021 State Legislation: Find out about the bills we’re co-sponsoring and supporting.

Join TeamNAMIca

Become a NAMI CA member, and contact your local NAMI California affiliate to find out ways to get involved locally.

Share Your Voice

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.

Take our family survey and attend a family focus group

Answer our 30-Second Survey questions

Submit a workshop proposal for our 2021 Annual Conference