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

How to Start a Club:

Step 1: Click here to download the NCHS Information Packet

Step 2: Once you’ve reviewed the NCHS Info Packet, complete the Online Interest Form to let NAMI CA know you would like to form a club!

Step 3: NAMI CA will receive your completed Interest Form and connect you to your local affiliate. Clubs must attend an Orientation Webinar prior to submitting their Online Club Application.

Step 4: You are now ready to complete the Online Club Application! NAMI CA will provide that to you during Step 3, but here is a preview of what you’ll need to have ready in order to complete it:

  • A group of at least 4 students (with at least 50% being in class levels besides senior)
  • An adult Advisor that is committed to helping lead the club, is comfortable talking about mental health and is on-campus during school hours
  • The approval of your school principal
  • The approval of your local NAMI Affiliate (we will help connect you during this process)

Confirmation that your school has distributed the Parent Mental Health Awareness Letter (enclosed in the Info Packet)

Step 5: Once your Online Club Application is completed, you can turn it into NAMI CA for review. We will take a look and make sure everything is there, and then send a notification when a club has been approved and provide Advisor and Student Manuals and a certificate officially recognizing your group as a NAMI on Campus High School Club!

If you have any questions along the way, please feel free to give us a call at 916-567-0163 or email us at