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

NAMI CA is working with the CARE (Crisis and Recovery Enhancement) Technical Assistance Center to present a series of webinars for peers and those employing peers in the public mental health system.

Triggers, Transference, and Counter-Transference
April 9, 2021
This virtual learning session covers understanding transference, countertransference, and triggers between mental and behavioral health professionals and clients. We will discuss how to build awareness of your own transference and triggers as well as provide tips and short practices on how to reduce reactions to triggers and transference in a professional setting.

Trauma-Informed Care and Services
April 19, 2021
This virtual learning session will provide information on trauma, including the characteristics of traumatic events, the impact of trauma, and common evidenced-based studies that emphasize the important of trauma- informed care. We will provide tips on understanding and recognizing trauma and how to provide effective care for individuals with experiences of trauma. Registration

HIPAA, Ethics, and Professional Boundaries
April 23, 2021
This virtual learning session will cover the general code of ethics for mental health professionals, HIPAA rights, and the importance of medical records and mandate reporting. We will have in-depth discussions of the general professional ethics and boundaries as well as provide information of the laws for protection of the professionals and clients. Registration

Self-Care and Compassion Fatigue
April 26, 2021
This virtual learning session will provide the importance of self-care, levels of functioning, and the meaning of “effective helpers” in the mental health field. We will provide tips on how to prevent compassion fatigue and build resiliency by using self-care as a tool. Registration