Crisis Support

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-8255


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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About the Training

The Family/Peer Support Specialist (FPSS) Webinar Training Program is devoted to providing individuals who have lived experience with a mental health condition (as a peer, family member, or sometimes both) a pathway to employment/volunteer work within the behavioral health field.

Participants learn behavioral health skills during 17 interactive sessions taught by Peer and Family Support Specialists. Topics covered: the recovery model, communication skills, trauma-Informed care, cultural competency, and more. Those who complete the training receive a certificate and are paired with a NAMI FPSS Coordinator who provides one-on-one career counseling and support towards placement as a Family/Peer Support Specialist.

If you would like to learn more about the training program and/or have opportunities available for graduates from the program, please contact us by emailing ragini@namica.org

Register for Winter 2021 Session

Participant Feedback

“I really love the way that the NAMI trainers model peer support as they train us. They are very kind and supportive.”

“This class was awesome! It trained groups of people who can educate and empower hope to people with mental health challenges and their family.”

“I truly appreciated not only the wide array of topics this training covered, but also how it was taught with us in one of the most compassionate ways I’ve ever experienced so I knew we were learning from those who reinforced recovery first for the peers and family members we would work with.”

“Everything about the class was amazing, from real-world usage to in-depth slides.”