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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My Struggle with Bipolar Disorder

Published on Jun 9, 2013 This is a much different video than anything I’ve done before, but its something I’ve wanted to do for a very long time. Thanks to the endless support of my amazing family and friends, the comfort of my faith, and the wonderful treatment I’ve received, I finally feel ready to…


A Helping Hand in Mental Health

New pilot program at El Camino Hospital offers peer support for mental illness – by Kevin Forestieri People hospitalized for a mental illness have a long road ahead of them, with plenty of pitfalls to sidestep as they try to re-integrate themselves back into society. But they don’t have to go it alone.The National Alliance on…


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…


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.
De Anza College
Gavilin College
NAMI Santa Clara Veterans Kiosk Locations
City College
West Valley College
Mission College
Veterans Affairs