What We Do
What We Do
NAMI Sonoma County offers free education programs that provide current information, support and hope; support groups for families, friends and persons living with mental illness, and a Warmline information and referral service. We raise public awareness and understanding of mental illness and strive to dispel its stigma.
Our free, 12 session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people living with mental illness is a designated evidenced-based program shown by research to significantly improve coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to an individual living with mental illness.
This free 50-minute classroom presentation helps middle and high schoolers understand mental illness, teaches them about the warning signs for themselves and their friends and helps to change perceptions around mental health conditions. Students get to hear about the reality of living with a mental health condition.
This free 60- or 90-minute presentation provides a first-hand account of what it’s like to live with a mental illness, humanizing this misunderstood topic and demonstrating that it’s possible to live well with mental illness. Presenters answer questions, helping to dispel stereotypes.
NAMI Mental Health Library (Available to NAMI members).
NAMI Warmline 866-960-6264
Our non-emergency helpline operates 9AM to 5PM, excluding holidays. We provide support, information and resource referrals to anyone contacting us with a mental health question or concern. Our Warmline is reached by phone or text message at 866-960-NAMI (6264), by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by live chat at namisoco.org.
Led by trained family members who have lived experience with mental illness, our drop-in groups for family members, caregivers and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness offer shared insights gained from the challenges and successes of others facing similar circumstances. Confidential, these groups allow their voices to be heard and personal needs met.
Led by trained peers, this drop-in Recovery Support group for adults (18 years+) living with mental illness offers hope and a sense of community in a safe and confidential setting.
This free weekly drop-in group will offer support and strategies for enhancing the mental health of anyone affected by the wildfires. No pre-registration is necessary.