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

October 14-15, 2021

Join us for our virtual event! Each year, the NAMI California hosts a state conference to examine important trends, best practices, new treatments, activities in mental health, and ways we can work together to improve care and services for individuals, families and communities.


Our second virtual conference presents the opportunity for meaningful discussion, and the ability to reflect and connect with peers statewide. We encourage reflection, exploration, and celebration, as we virtually come together again this year. Last year, our first-ever virtual event reached new members within our community and created opportunities for engaging discussions within the virtual platform.

Register for the virtual event!

Conference Information

2021 Conference Speakers


2021 Conference Agenda

Advocacy: Workshops will focus on new and innovative ways to advocate progress, current policies and their impact on all levels (local, state and nationwide), and training tools to effectively utilize grassroots advocacy efforts.

Consumer & Families: Workshops will focus on strengthening our voice as a unified organization of lived experiences, increase visibility and impact, and promote mental health wellness and recovery.

Criminal Justice: Workshops will focus on strategies around incorporating and partnering with the law enforcement, the Justice system, and other criminal justice sectors.

Early Intervention/Prevention: Workshops will focus on best practice programs and practices addressing the prevention of, and early intervention in, mental illness.

Engaging Diverse Communities: Workshops will be focused on strength-based approaches and best practices to engage diverse racial and ethnic communities, increase access to programs and services, and reduce the stigma and discrimination among diverse populations.