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

Signature Trainings

NAMI CA is proud to offer the NAMI Signature Programs Leader Training and Volunteer Placement Program.With these training programs, members can be placed with their local NAMI affiliates, by need, to support others their communities. NAMI-trained Leaders teach NAMI Signature classes and facilitate support groups for families and peers.

We are training NAMI Leaders in:

Family-to-Family (English and Mandarin)



Connections Peer Support/Conexion

Family Support Group

Trainings are for family members or peers who have taken our Signature program community classes and are ready to be a leader in their area, to help others through education, connection, and support,

Those accepted for trainings will be connected with a coordinator for next steps in the application process.

Please contact for more information.

2020 Training Calendar

November 05, 2020
Family Support Group Facilitator Training
Hosted by Sonoma County

November 14, 2020
Peer-to-Peer Teacher Training
Hosted by Merced County

December 10, 2020
Family-to-Family Teacher Leader Training
Hosted by Sonoma County

January 22, 2021
Family Support Group Facilitator Training
Hosted by Inland Valley

Contact your local NAMI CA affiliate to find out more about becoming a Leader, to teach our signature classes or facilitate support groups.