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.

 Did you know that you can get free tax assistance from your local IRS-certified Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) office or Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Program?  This service is for people who generally make $53,000 or less per year, persons with disabilities, the elderly, and limited English speaking taxpayers. 

To find the nearest center to your location, you may visit the locator website at:

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Gen Meeting Residents’ Rights Workshop February 9, 2016

Disability Rights California and the Consumer Affairs program under Santa Clara County Behavioral Health will present a Residents’ Rights Workshop. This workshop will focus on informing consumers and families about their rights in licensed adult residential facilities (board and care homes), as well as relevant landlord tenant protections in licensed and unlicensed community facilities. The…


Judge Who Sentenced Killed Inmate Speaks Out

Judge Stephen Manley says society jails too many of its mentally ill When Michael Tyree died in a Santa Clara County jail, he had already completed a five day sentence for a minor misdemeanor charge. The judge who sentenced him, Stephen Manley of Santa Clara’s Mental Health Court sat down with Senior Investigative Reporter Stephen…


Free Tax Return Preparation for Qualifying Taxpayers

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. In addition…


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…


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