NAMI Sacramento provides support groups, NAMI educational courses, presentations and an extensive list of resources.

Our staff/volunteers do our best to alert you to any opportunities for help. If you don’t find what you need here, or if you are aware of resources we don’t have posted, please let us know.

  • Crisis Help
  • Support Groups
    • Family
    • Peer to Peer
    • Bilingual (currently a Family group in Mandarin Chinese, we need those fluent in other languages to join us and be trained)
  • Education
    • Peer to Peer (P2P) – P2P is a ten session educational program for adults with mental illness who are looking to better understand their condition and journey toward recovery.
    • Family to Family (F2F) – F2F is twelve session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people living with mental illness. It is a designated evidenced-based program.
    • Basics – Basics is a 6 session course for parents and caregivers of a young child or teen with mental illness, suspected mental illness or behavior concerns. The course provides parents and caregivers with the information they need to take the best care possible of themselves, their family and their child with mental illness.
    • Provider Education (PE) – PE is a 15 hour program of in-service training taught by a team consisting of adults with mental illness, family members and a mental health professional.  It introduces health professionals to the unique perspectives of individuals living with mental illness and working with their families.
  • Presentations
    • In Our Own Voice (IOOV) is a one hour presentation that includes two people who have learned how to live sucessfully with their illness.
    • Ending the Silence (ETS) is a school based program for high school students, their teacher and/or their parents.  Our speakers share their stories, facts about mental illness and how to talk about your concerns with someone about your concerns for yourself, your student or your loved one.
    • Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) is a presentation with a peer and a family member who have experience with law enforcement as a result of mental illness.  Whether the interactions were good or bad, we relay our stories – without judgement – so law enforcement can learn how to better interact with our community during these stressful incidents.
    • Multicultural presentations where peers and/or family members talk about their experience with mental illness with respect to their culture.  Cultural stigma can make accessing information and support even tougher.
    • We also offer presentations to Sacramento’s churches, synagogues and temples in an effort to help them support their parishioners use their faith in order to heal and provide support.
    • In an effort to reduce the incidence of suicide, we offer speakers who have survived their attempts as a result of their illness.  Our speakers shed light on the issue and offer hope to individuals contemplating ending their life and family and friends who want to help their loved ones not choose that path.
  • Resources
    • Reading Library
    • Information as requested