NAMI Santa Clara County offers practical experience, support, education, comfort and understanding to anyone concerned about mental illnesses and their treatment in Santa Clara County. In addition, we work with public organizations, private businesses and the media to increase organizational and personal knowledge of effective ways of treating the illnesses while advocating for increased research and improved services for individuals with mental illness.

In order to receive members-only benefits and resources from NAMI local, state and national, we recommend becoming a member of NAMI Santa Clara County.

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Mood Disorders Education Day

Mood Disorders Education Day will take place on Sat., August 29, 2015 at Stanford University. This is an excellent opportunity for community members to hear from experts in the field of mental health.

Please look for details about time and place in our next newsletter and/or go to

General Meeting

Mentally Ill and the California Justice System Speaker: Hon. Judge Richard J. Loftus, Jr. Where: Good Samaritan Hospital Auditorium 2425 Samaritan Dr, San Jose When: Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 7:00PM—9:00PM Judge Richard J. Loftus, Jr. has been the Chair of the California Judicial Branch’s Mental Health Issues Implementation Task Force since 2012. He was a member…


NAMI Santa Clara Peer PALS

NAMI Santa Clara’s Peer PALS poster presentation at the NAMI National Convention generated an overwhelmingly enthusiastic response—so much so that we were hoarse from talking to so many people!  Thanks to John Mitchem for his tireless work for the program; to John Forward for the technical support in preparing the poster; and to PALS Henry…


Local Hero Award

Peter Newman, NAMI Santa Clara County’s Board Secretary, was recently recognized as a “Local Hero” in Assembly District 25 (represented by Chansen Chu) in a ceremony on May 28. Peter, a longtime NAMI volunteer and activist, was nominated for this award in recognition of his participation formally and informally in support groups and classes for…


NAMI Santa Clara County VA Kiosk Locations

NAMI Santa Clara County and the Veterans Administration have partnered to create several walk-up kiosks providing on-screen and printed resources on education about mental illness and the services we offer. These are located at bay area hospitals and college campuses. Click locations below for directions.
Mission College
Veterans Affairs
Gavilin College
NAMI Santa Clara Veterans Kiosk Locations
City College
West Valley College
De Anza College