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

NAMI California board member Dr. Jei Africa shares insights in our Team NAMI California Q&A about mental health care, inspiration, challenges, and hope.


We asked our community members to share challenges about diversity and mental health.


The mother of a son with serious mental illness discusses how systemic racism impacts those in the criminal justice system.


For this year’s Bebe Moore Campbell Minority Mental Health Month, we want to elevate the voices of our members from diverse communities.


Post by NAMI California COO Steven Kite on celebrating pride and the fight to help individuals living with mental illness and their families.


Today we live in fear that something bad could happen. That it is lurking behind every corner and countertop. Something that could invade us, kill us, or alter our lives forever. Some of us have felt this way for decades. Way before a pandemic made us all afraid.


We need to do more to address issues of racial discrimination and injustice. Too often, African Americans are criminalized for living with mental illnesses, which we know are medical conditions. I’m proud that our Contra Costa NAMI California affiliate is involved in several campaigns. Below, I use one as an example to share how we are engaging the community and making progress.