NAMI Contra Costa: Helping Families and Individuals Affected by Mental Illness for Over 30 Years

Our mission is to provide support, outreach, education and advocacy to families affected by and individuals living with mental illness.


Our Education Programs provide the tools, awareness and coping skills you need to overcome the challenges people and families affected by mental illness face.


We offer support groups facilitated by trained family members and individuals that have firsthand experience coping with mental illness. 


We strive to raise awareness of mental health and improve access to quality care. Get involved today and help us bring mental illness out of the shadows and into the light.


Upcoming Education Meetings

New Schizophrenia Research and Treatment

Joshua Woolley, MD, PhD

WoolleyTHURSDAY September 18, 2014 at 7:00PM JOHN MUIR HOSPITAL, 2540 EAST STREET, CONCORD

Join NAMI Contra Costa for an evening with Dr. Joshua Woolley, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at UCSF. Dr. Woolley will be discussing Dr. Woolley will be discussing his research on schizophrenia involving technology and also his research on the hormone Oxytocin.

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First Hope Program

Nancy Ebbert, M.D.


Nancy Ebbert, M.D. is the Lead Psychiatrist of the First Hope Program, Contra Costa Behavioral Health. First Hope is an early intervention in psychosis program funded by the Mental Health Services Act. Dr. Nancy Ebbert, M.D presented a program at NAMI Contra Costa in December 2012. The First Hope program was about to commence in Contra Costa. At this meeting, we will hear what has been learned since then.

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Our Programs

  • Family-to-Family: A free 12-week education course for families and caregivers of those living with mental illness.
  • Peer-to-Peer: A free 10-week education course for individuals living with a mental illness.
  • Individual Support Groups: Support groups for individuals living with mental illness.
  • Family Support Groups: Support groups for family members that have loved ones living with mental illness.
  • NAMI Connection: A weekly recovery support group for people living with a mental illness.
  • In Our Own Voice: An interactive, multimedia presentation by individuals living with a mental illness that offers hope and combats stigma.
  • De Familia a Familia – Curse gratuito de 12 semanas.
  • Provider Education Program: Designed for people who work directly with individuals living with mental illness.
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