The National Alliance on Mental Illness in San Francisco (NAMI SF)  is the community's voice on mental illness. We are a part of grass-roots, nonprofit, national NAMI organization, and also an affiliate of NAMI California.  NAMI San Francisco was founded in 1983 by family members of people living with a mental illness.

Our Mission

  • Support people with mental illnesses and their families by helping them find the coping mechanisms for their daily struggle with brain disorders

  • ​Educate people who have mental illness, their families, and the general public about mental illness with the goal of dispelling ignorance and stigma. 

  • Advocate for more research and an improved system of mental health services across the nation.

At the heart of NAMI San Francisco's mission is the sharing of information and striving to end the stigma associated with mental illness.  To this end, we offer a Helpline, support groups, educational meetings, newsletters, and a number of educational classes on mental illness held at various locations throughout the city.

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Ph: (415) 237-0039

Mailing Address

601 Van Ness, Suite Q

San Francisco, 94102