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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Help in a Crisis

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 information, referrals and support.

Local Support

Our local NAMI affiliates in California offer free support groups and classes for those living with mental health conditions and their families. Find your local affiliate to find out more about how you can find help and hope.

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Online Resources

Beyond NAMI CA’s programs listed below, NAMI  CA has additional information and helpful resources about mental illness and health.

What is Mental Illness? Types of Mental Illness Warning Signs of Mental Health Conditions Mental Health Facts & Statistics Mental Illness FAQs Navigating a Mental Health Crisis What You Can Do To Prevent Suicide NAMI CA's Blog

NAMI Connection

A confidential support group for adults living with mental health challenges. NAMI Connection offers a safe environment for adults who live with mental health challenges to express themselves without being judged, and provides opportunities to learn positive coping skills and receive support.

  • Meets weekly or monthly for 90 minutes
  • Free group
  • Available in Spanish: NAMI Conexión
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NAMI Peer-to-Peer

A recovery education course open to anyone experiencing a mental health challenge. The course is designed to encourage growth, healing, and recovery among participants by providing information, skills, and guidance.

  • 8 sessions held weekly for 2 hours
  • Free and confidential
  • Available in Spanish: De Persona a Persona de NAMI
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NAMI In Our Own Voice

What is NAMI In Our Own Voice?

NAMI In Our Own Voice is a unique presentation in which two trained speakers share their compelling personal stories of living with mental health challenges and achieving recovery.

• NAMI In Our Own Voice is a free presentation designed to shatter negative stereotypes against people with mental illness
• Personal experiences with major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, schizophrenia, and borderline personality disorder and other brain disorders are discussed
• NAMI In Our Own Voice demonstrates that recovery is possible
• Audience members are encouraged to ask questions and share their own experiences. This exchange helps combat the stigma and misinformation which surrounds these illnesses

For More Information:

• In Our Own Voice Flyer
• NAMI National’s Website
• IOOV Summary of Findings

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Mental Health 101

Mental Health 101 is devoted to giving individuals an opportunity to learn about mental illness through an informative presentation, short videos, and personal testimonies that represent a variety of cultures, beliefs, and values.

Participants will learn the signs and symptoms of mental illness and are given ideas about how to help themselves, friends, or family members who may be in need of support through the lens of their own cultural and personal experience.

The goal of this program is to create a multi-generation of culturally diverse individuals that can help address the stigma associated with mental illness through education, support, and advocacy.

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