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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Talking Art: Side Effects May Include

 In 2012, Tamara Staples’ sister committed suicide using drugs that had been prescribed for her bipolar disorder by multiple doctors and filled at multiple pharmacies. After her death, Tamara asked her sister’s husband to send her the contents of her medicine cabinet. He sent several large boxes that included both pharmaceutical and over-the-counter medications. There…


NAMI Santa Clara County 40+ Celebration – SEE THE VIDEO HERE!!

The Celebration took place on April 26 at the Elk’s Lodge, and was a huge success as well as a wonderful celebration of NAMI Santa Clara County’s 40 plus years of service to our community. Our speakers and guests included an introduction to the event by Alan Hersh, our emcee and a Family-to-Family teacher, followed…


May is Mental Health Matters Month

1.May is Mental Health Matters Month! Did you know that half of us will have a mental health challenge in our lifetime? Help us spread awareness of the importance of mental health by sharing this post. 2. Did you know that lime green is the national color of mental health awareness? Show your support by…


May 9, 2017 General Meeting – All About CIT and 5150

Kathryn Parlet and Police Officer Juan de Dios Tovar are our May general meeting speakers. Ms. Parlet will provide up-to-date information about 5150 and the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) program and will answer questions. San Jose Police Officer Juan de Dios Tovar is very well known in the community who helps with mental health concerns. He is…


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