Programs and Services
Connection Support Groups: Provides peer-led support for adults with mental illness by sharing issues and coping skills.
Family Support Groups: Provides a safe space for individuals to share concerns about their loved ones living with a mental illness. Offered in English and Cantonese.
Family-to-Family Education Program: 8-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: 6-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.
In Our Own Voice: Presentation by trained individuals living with mental illness. Able to be scheduled throughout the community.
Ending the Stigma: Presentation for middle and high schools students to learn about mental illness.
Parents as Allies and Advocates: Presentation for parents 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.
Help Line: Messages are returned 7 days a week. Trained volunteers provide resources, information, and support.
Resource Guides: Free mental health resource guides available for download.
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.