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.


Find a Local NAMI

Share Your Story

Telling personal stories of recovery can be one of the most effective ways to diminish stigma and help individuals and families who are facing challenges related to mental illness. It can also be personally empowering and therapeutic for the storyteller. Share your story and a photo, and we may feature it and share it with our members.

Share Your Story

  • (Note: Your answer can be longer than one sentence).
  • (Note: Your answer can be longer than one sentence).
  • (Note: Your answer can be longer than one sentence).
  • (Note: Your answer can be longer than one sentence).
  • (Note: Your answer can be longer than one sentence).
  • I grant permission to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) California to use this photograph and written story of me in publications or electronic forms of media or on NAMI California’s web site and social media and to offer them for use or distribution in other publications, electronic or otherwise, without notifying me.