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Advisory Councils

 Youth Council

We debuted the Youth Council in August 2021. It is comprised of young adults in San Francisco aged 16-22 who have personal experience with mental illness and/or are passionate about mental health education and advocacy. 

The Council is designed to foster community around mental health, create a safe space for personal story-sharing, and develop age-appropriate resources for education and community settings. Meetings would be held once every two weeks to begin before transitioning to once a month. 

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We encourage all interested young adults to apply, and especially those from diverse backgrounds. 

If you have any questions please email Aisha Williamson-Raun

Diversity Advisory Committee 

NAMI San Francisco is committed to addressing the systematic racism in American mental health care. As we take on issues of race, oppression, and health we are committed to hearing from folks across different racial, cultural and ethnic identities. To that end, we have created a diversity advisory committee. On the council, we discuss ways that we can improve our organization to make it more welcoming and our programs more effective for diverse communities. With the support and oversight from our DAC we

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have launched more support groups and presentations for Black, Indigenous and People of Color support groups and improved our outreach strategy.

We know that this is just the start and we are committed to doing more.

If you have any questions or feedback related to our diversity work, please email Anne Fischer at

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