- Jan 1, 2021 @ 12:00 am - Jan 31, 2021 @ 12:00 am
“Ring the bells that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There is a crack in everything That’s how the light gets in.” – Leonard Cohen We are grateful for your support. ...
NAMI Education courses are designed to facilitate a better understanding of mental illness, increase coping skills and empower participants to become advocates for their family members and for themselves…
NAMI Support groups are designed for family members, caregivers and individuals living with mental illness. Our groups are designed for those hoping to gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar circumstances.
NAMI is a strong voice on mental illness; carrying out ongoing advocacy for a public policy agenda to improve mental health services throughout our county, reduce the stigma associated with mental illness, and support effective treatment and recovery programs.
What people are saying...
“Next to County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services, NAMI is the third leg of the stool in the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) program since 2005. CIT has trained over 500 first responders that have the knowledge and skills to deal more effectively with people in a mental health crisis. I have personally referred many families to NAMI chapters in the Bay Area in order to help them deal with the life changing events when a loved one suffers their first break. NAMI is an invaluable resource to law enforcement in San Mateo County.”
Detective, Psychiatric Emergency Response Team San Mateo County
“NAMI San Mateo gave me a chance to grow. I dealt with a diagnosis of Paranoid Schizophrenia most of my life, and since taking the NAMI Peer-to-Peer class, I am now a Peer Mentor and their lead co-teacher. With the help of NAMI SMC, I have developed my leadership abilities and am a valued team member.”
“I am one of the original founders of NAMI which started here in San Mateo County. We called ourselves AMI (Alliance for the Mentally Ill) before the organization went national. At 90 years old, I am proud to be a member of NAMI SMC. Keep up the good work! Thanks for doing what you are doing.”
Teresa Walker — On Sept 9, 2017 our longtime friend and past NAMI SMC Board President past away at 92 years young. Over the years, Terry worked tirelessly in a variety of capacities in the mental illness arena. We salute Terry for her many contributions and appreciate all she has done for our community within NAMI SMC and in the mental health community; increasing awareness, supporting families and improving services! Terry will be greatly missed!
“I’m really glad that I took the NAMI Peer-to-Peer class. Within 10 weeks I was able to get lots of new information and learn new techniques that I now use to make progress in my recovery.”
Gina Olinger, San Carlos
A New Partner for Police: Mental Health Professionals to Respond to 9-1-1 Calls for People in Crisis.
Licensed clinicians to embed with police in Daly City, San Mateo, Redwood City and South San Francisco Jan. 12, 2020 Redwood City – Health professionals will team with police to help people in a mental or behavioral health crisis in San Mateo County’s four largest...
12/22/2020 Late yesterday, Congress passed major legislation (a bill combining the FY 2021 federal budget and COVID-relief provisions) that includes big wins for mental health — provisions that NAMI fought for that will benefit people with mental health conditions as...
Studies show a connection between mental illness and marijuana use, but it’s one that’s complex. In partnership with The Fresh Toast The use of marijuana has many scientifically proven health benefits. These can be as simple as helping users relax or as complex as...
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- Jan 18, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Monday, repeating until Jan 25, 2021
NEW! NAMI Connections Now every Monday & Thursday! Connection’s has launched a new way...
- Jan 19, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day Third of the month, repeating until Jan 19, 2021
NAMI San Mateo Medical Center Support Group for Family Members meets 3rd Tuesday of each month from ...
- Jan 21, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Thursday, repeating until Jan 28, 2021
NAMI Connections meets every Monday & Thursday! Connection’s has launched a new way for our ...