Community Voices


2019-2020 Stakeholder Survey for Families and Diverse Communities

Survey on experiences with Institution for Mental Disease (IMD) facilities

Share Your Story

Are you living with a mental health condition or do you have a loved one living with one? Do you have a blog post or essay to share? Share your personal story for consideration.

More Questions for the Community

When we share our stories and insights about mental health, we help reduce stigma and connect with others in our communities. Together, we can support one another and make a difference in the lives of our loved ones and communities.

Answer Our Online Questions

How do you stay socially connected?

What self-care activities or practices help you cope?

How has sharing with fellow NAMI community members — in support groups, classes or at events — helped you find strength?

What do you do (or have you done in the past) to reduce stigma in your own life — in your family, in social situations, at work, or in your community?

If you could go back in time, what would you tell your younger self?

Share Your Stories for Our Represent Recovery Campaign

We are looking for mental health-themed content from, for, and about members of diverse ethnic, LGBTQ+, and immigrant communities: raw personal stories, art and opinion pieces or event announcements, helpful articles and community resources. Find out more about our Represent Recovery campaign and submit content and inquiries to

Read Answers to Our Questions

What We’d Tell Our Younger Selves

More answers coming soon!

Read NAMI California Interviews with Community Members and Leaders

Kimberly Warmsley: The private practice therapeutic provider and speaker on trauma healing at our 2019 Northern California Multicultural Symposium: “Team NAMI: Raising Voices” on Saturday, October 12.

More interviews coming soon!