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Text NAMI to 741-741 to connect with a trained crisis counselor to receive free, 24/7 crisis support via text message.

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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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NAMI on Campus High School (NCHS) Affiliate Experts Pilot Project

As the NAMI on Campus High School (NCHS) Club program has grown over the past several years, NAMI CA has been thrilled to see the levels of local engagement also grow between affiliates and clubs. This year, we have several exciting initiatives underway to help grow the program even more, allowing us to reach new schools and youth in all areas of the state.
To do this, we need the help of a team of Affiliate NCHS Experts! We are seeking one affiliate leader from each of the 11 regions of the state to learn the ins and outs of NCHS and become the regional expert for this program. Deadline to apply for to be an Expert is September 7th. Click here for details.


NAMI CA Statewide Program Training Tentative Schedule

NAMI CA is excited to announce their Statewide Program Trainings for the 2018-2019 year. The dates below are tentative and may change. If your affiliate is interested in sending candidates to the trainings below, please contact the main contact staff overseeing the training. (information below). The staff member will provide you with the Statewide Training Application which will need to be turned back in to NAMI CA for the review process of candidates.

NAMI CA Peer-to-Peer training is on hold right now because there is a new update for Peer to Peer, and we are postponing it to have our trainers updated to teach the new 2018 format. In order for our trainers to be trained to teach the 2018 format, they must do the mentor online training, teach the full 8 weeks course, and then take the trainer online training. We are hoping that our trainers will be updated in the meantime until November. The new location will be in Sacramento, CA. The new training format will require an online training and 1.5 days in-person training days rather than 3-days of in-person training. NAMI CA will cover lodging costs and partial travel reimbursement; travel details are yet to be finalized.
Everything is not yet finalized until, so please keep up to date with our NAMI newsletter for further notice. We will still be receiving Peer to Peer applications until October 1st, 2018. The training will accept up to 15 participants. All applications must be followed up with your local affiliate’s recommendation.
Thank you for understanding! We look forward to the new Peer-to-Peer 2018 format.
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September 2018 – FULL – Registration Closed

Program: Family to Family Teacher Statewide Training
Date: September 21-23, 2018
Location: Placerville, CA
NAMI CA Staff Contact: Serena Durand

October 2018

Program: Basics Teacher Statewide Training
Date: October 19-21, 2018
Location: San Diego, CA
NAMI CA Staff Contact: Serena Durand
Flyer. Application.

November 2018

Program: Family Support Group Facilitator Statewide Training
Date: November 3-4, 2018
Location: Redding, CA
NAMI CA Staff Contact: Serena Durand
Flyer. Application.

December 2018

Program: Familia a Familia Teacher Statewide Training
Date: December 7-9, 2018
Location: San Luiz Obispo, CA
NAMI CA Staff Contact: Serena Durand
Flyer. Application.


Family / Peer Support Specialist Training

  • NAMI California is currently recruiting for the third F/PSS cohort of 2018!
    To take part in the program, you must fall into one of the following criteria’s (or both):Individuals with Lived Experience 
  • Family Member and/or Loved One

Training Details Orientation Dates:

August 28th & August 30th 2018

Location: Webinar Training (computer based)

Time: 6:00Pm-8:30PM

Click here for more info

Click here for interest form

To register, send interest form to:


NAMI Solano County Teacher Training

NAMI Solano County is sponsoring a Family to Family Teacher Training in Fairfield beginning Friday, September 14 at 9:00 am and ending Sunday, September 16 at 1:00 pm.




Click here for program funding opportunities for affiliates