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

Marking Local Progress

Our CEO, Jessica Cruz, joined other local leaders for a meeting to discuss behavioral health issues with Dr. Tom Insel, a newly appointed advisor to Governor Gavin Newsom.

Our Behavioral Health Action team sat down with Dr. Jim Wood, chair of the Assembly Health Committee, to discuss more solutions to California’s behavioral health crisis, for our “Behavioral Health Champions” video series. 

“Mental health consultants helping California teachers in the classroom” (KXAN News)
This story addresses how school visits from mental health professionals are helping teachers to support their students.

Reporting on Work We’re Tackling

“Trump’s claims and what experts say about mental illness and mass shootings” (ABC News)
NAMI National’s acting CEO  Angela Kimball is among the experts quoted in this story about the damaging and misleading comments by the President. (Read NAMI’s full statement here.)

“Habla Español? Hispanics face growing mental health care crisis” (USA Today)
This story highlights the need for more mental health providers to serve our Hispanic communities.

Ending Stigma

“We want to help create an understanding around mental health. When it’s something that people can’t see, it’s really difficult for them to understand.”

—NBA basketball player Kevin Love helping to end stigma while speaking up about his own mental health challenges and his commitment to help others, during panel about mental health at UCLA

Related: The NBA recently took bold action to provide mental health support for players: “NBA ramps up mental health program, setting new expectations for each team” (The Athletic)