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.

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How we can work together to support the needs of youth as we transition back to the classroom?

Watch our Town Hall Meeting: Supporting Youth Mental Health In the Transition Back to the Classroom, with the California Department of Education

We partnered with California Department of Education (CDE) for a Town Hall Meeting, Supporting Youth Mental Health In the Transition Back to the Classroom, on August 13 for a discussion about supporting youth during this challenging time, led by our guest speaker, Monica Neponuceno of the CDE. Among the topics discussed: CDE’s mission and current work; the importance of and strategies for supporting the mental health needs of youth; how families and loved ones can support youth going back to school during the pandemic; and ways to advocate and get involved in policy changes for youth mental health. Also discussed: our NAMI on Campus High School program.

Find out about the NAMI on Campus: High School Program

Find out the NAMI On Campus: High School (NCHS) programto support youth-led school clubs. Also: Join us for a webinar with the California Department of Education (CDE) to inform the field about establishing NCHS Clubs on their school sites. This workshop will also promote the fall NCHS Workshops hosted by the CDE in partnership with NAMI California. Register for the free webinar on August 24.

Take 30-Second Surveys to Share Your Experiences to Help Others

If you have advice for students and parents, please answer our 30-Second Surveys

Learn More in Our Youth Mental Health Guide

Get tips and resources in our youth mental health guide.

Support State Legislation to Support Student Mental Health

Find out more about and sign our letter to support Senate Bill 224, a bill cosponsored by NAMI California, to mandate mental health education for students in K-12.

Watch NAMI’s Virtual #NotAlone Conversation: Heading Back to School