Programs and Services
Family-to-Family Education Program: 12-week course for family members, partners, and friends with a loved one with mental illness. Offered in English, Spanish, and Cantonese.
Peer-to-Peer Education Program: 8-week experiential education course focusing on recovery for adults (18+) living with mental illness.
Basics Education Program: 6-week course designed for parents and caregivers of youth experiencing mental health symptoms or have been diagnosed.
Peer PALS Program (Peer Associate Leadership & Support): Matches trained mentor with mentee in need of support. Matched pairs engage in weekly talks and activities.
Connection Support Groups: Provides peer-led support for adults with mental illness by sharing issues and coping skills.
Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Trainings: Police officers and dispatchers are trained to interact with individuals with mental illness. The program is designed to minimize use of force, increase officer/public safety and explain available resources in community policing.
Media Liaising: NAMI SF works with local resources to provide impartial, objective reporting on issues affecting individuals living with mental illness, their families, and the community.
Working towards Unity
In Our Own Voice: Presentation by trained individuals living with mental illness. Able to be scheduled throughout the community.
Ending the Silence: Presentation for middle and high schools students to learn about mental illness.
Parents and Teachers as Allies: In-service program for school professionals to better understand early warning signs of mental illnesses in children and adolescents.
Mental Health Matters at Work: Presentation designed to help businesses address stigma in the workplace.
Mental Health 101: An opportunity to learn about mental illness through an informative presentation, short videos, and personal testimonies that represent a variety of cultures, beliefs, and values.