NAMI California offers programs to end stigma, and education and empower individuals and families impacted by mental health conditions.
NAMI Basics is a class for parents and other family caregivers of children and adolescents who have either been diagnosed with a mental health condition or who are experiencing symptoms, but have not yet been diagnosed. This course is also available in Spanish, Bases y Fundamentos de NAMI. Find the NAMI Basics class nearest to you, or take NAMI’s basic class online.
NAMI Family-to-Family is a class for families, partners and friends of individuals with mental illness. The course is designed to facilitate a better understanding of mental illness, increase coping skills and empower participants to become advocates for their family members. This program was designated as an evidence-based program by SAMHSA. The course is also available in Spanish, De Familia a Familia de NAMI. Find the NAMI Family-to-Family class nearest to you.
NAMI Homefront is a class for families, partners and friends of military service members and veterans experiencing a mental health challenge. The course is designed specifically to help these families understand those challenges and improve the ability of participants to support their service member or veteran. Find the NAMI Homefront class nearest to you.
NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a recovery education course open to anyone experiencing a mental health challenge. The course is designed to encourage growth, healing and recovery among participants. This program is also available in Spanish, De Persona a Persona de NAMI. Find the NAMI Peer-to-Peer class nearest to you.
NAMI Provider Education is a class for line staff at facilities providing mental health treatment services. The NAMI Provider Education class is designed to expand the participants’ compassion for the individuals and their families and to promote a collaborative model of care.
NAMI Ending the Silence is an in-school presentation designed to teach middle and high school students about the signs and symptoms of mental illness, how to recognize the early warning signs, and the importance of acknowledging those warning signs.
NAMI In Our Own Voice is a presentation for the general public to promote awareness of mental illness and the possibility of recovery. This program is also available in Spanish, En Nuestra Propia Voz de NAMI.
NAMI California Mental Health 101 is a presentation program 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.
NAMI Parents & Teachers as Allies is a presentation for teachers and other school personnel to raise their awareness about mental illness and help them recognize the early warning signs and the importance of early intervention.
NAMI Compartiendo Esperanza is a bilingual presentation for Latino communities designed to promote mental health awareness, explore signs and symptoms of mental health conditions and highlight how and where to find help.
NAMI Sharing Hope is a presentation for African American communities designed to promote mental health awareness, explore signs and symptoms of mental health conditions and highlight how and where to find help.
NAMI Connection is a weekly or monthly support group for people living with a mental health condition. This program is also available in Spanish, NAMI Conexión. Find the NAMI Connection support group nearest to you.
NAMI Family Support Group is a weekly or monthly support group for family members, partners and friends of individuals living with a mental illness. Find the NAMI Family Support Group nearest to you.
Outreach & Advocacy
NAMI Smarts for Advocacy is a hands-on advocacy training program that helps people living with mental illness, friends and family transform their passion and lived experience into skillful grassroots advocacy.
NAMI on Campus Clubs are peer-led, mental health awareness clubs on high school and college campuses. Student members raise awareness on their campuses about mental health, reduce stigma, and become advocates. NAMI on Campus Clubs are not support groups or therapy groups. Clubs are open to all students, faculty and staff, regardless of their own experiences with mental health or illness.