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Welcome to NAMI Sacramento

NAMI Sacramento

NAMI Sacramento is a grassroots, family and consumer self-help support and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with severe mental illnesses. Severe mental illnesses are physically-based brain disorders that can profoundly disrupt a person's ability to think, feel, and relate to others and their environment.

NAMI Sacramento is the only local mental health agency offering support, education, and advocacy for people coping with their own mental illness and for their family members, too. We receive no government funding and are entirely self-supported. See About NAMI Sacramento for more about NAMI.


Family Support

NAMI Sacramento offers educational classes and family support groups and for family members of people coping with serious mental illness. See Education and Support Groups for more.


Support for People with Mental Illness

We offer classes to educate people with brain disorders so that they are better equipped to navigate through the experiences and challenges. See Education and Support Groups for more.


Trained Speakers are Available

NAMI Sacramento has trained In Our Own voice (IOOV) presenters ready to speak to your organization. For more detail about this program, see In Our Own Voice.


Join NAMI Sacramento

Join online and help our organization inform the community about mental illness and provide more support, education and advocacy in the Sacramento region. Contact us about volunteer opportunities, too.


NAMI Membership Committee

Addressing the needs of our members is a top priority for NAMI Sacramento. It is also vitally important that we reach out to the community as a whole and to attempt to address mental health concerns wherever possible.
     We hope to sustain and increase our membership to further support this mission. We would like to contact those who are not yet NAMI Sacramento members to encourage participation and membership. We would also like to have an ongoing discussion with our membership as to what NAMI Sacramento can do to help the lives of those with mental illness and their families. To serve this end we will periodically contact NAMI Sacramento membership for their feedback.
     We need your assistance. If you would like to help in this endeavor please contact NAMI Sacramento or Valerie Ries-Lerman at or by phone at 916 447 6203.


Openings Available - Your Help is Needed!

Are you interested in joining our volunteers to help us make Sacramento a better place for people with mental illness and their families? See Help Wanted.

Important Notice

 NAMI programs such as Family-to-Family, Peer-to-Peer, and In Our Own Voice should not be used to replace the specialized training and professional judgment of mental health professionals. We cannot, and will not, assume the role of a physician or therapist. Please read this important notice about NAMI Sacramento's role in your mental health care.



A new Peer-to-Peer class will begin April 8,2015. Please go to the
page for registration information.

New Program!

Mental Health Respite from the stresses of life at Abiding Hope.


Next General Meeting:

  • Mon April 13, 2015

See General Meetings for more.

Next Board Meeting:

  • Mon Mar 26, 2015

See Board Meetings for more.

Donor Acknowledgments

NAMIWalk 2015 Sponsorships

***** Media *****
KTXL Fox 40

Heritage Oaks Hospital

** Kickoff Luncheon **
Sierra Vista Hospital
Lela Bayley - Merrill Lunch
Turning Point Community Programs

***** Silver *****
Telecare Corporation
Kaiser Permanente
Sutter Center for Pyschiatry
QuikStop Markets
Sierra Health Foundation
Cares Community Health

** Start/Finish Line **
El Hogar

***** Bronze *****
Janssen Pharmaceuticals
TLCS, Inc.
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP
E & J Gallo Winery

***** Supporter*****
Cental California Surgery
St. Joseph Hospital Behavioral Health Center
Consolidated Communications
UC Davis Health System
Anheuser Busch Brewery

Alex Brown - Genovese, Burford & Brothers
Foothill Sierra Pest Control
Judy Schoer Realtors
Chicken Ranch Tribal Council

What's new?

NAMIWalk 2015 is coming soon. Keep the date
May 2, 2015 open.


NAMI Sacramento cannot be held responsible for the use of the information we provide.
Please always consult a trained mental health professional before making any decision
regarding treatment of yourself or others.