NAMI Contra Costa
550 Patterson Blvd.
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Office: (925) 942-0767
Warmline: (925) 465-3864

Support Groups

If you, or a loved one, are in a crisis,
call the Contra Costa County
Mental Health
24-hour Crisis Stabilization Unit
at (925) 646-2800, or 911.

Support groups for family members

  • NAMI-CC Care and Support Group
    Meets 3rd Monday of the month, 7:00-8:30pm
    Meets in the Epstein Room in the basement of John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek.
    (Enter from La Casa Via side of campus for parking garage.)
    The group is facilitated by Sharon Madison and Bob Thigpen, Contra Costa County Family Support Worker.
    For more information, e-mail or call 925.676.5771.
  • "Support Group for Parents of Children with Mental Illness
    2nd Sunday of each month, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church
    Fireside Room, right hand side facing church.
    902 Danville Blvd, Alamo
    No religious outreach; prayer at end 
    Marilyn Clarke 925-837-5243."
  • Open Our Hearts Family Members' Support Group
    4th Monday of the Month, 7:00-8:30 PM

    For family members of adults with mental illness. All faiths welcome. Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Road, Lafayette. Drive through the main parking lot past the day school on your right and down the hill to the Beit Knesset on your right, 2nd floor, Rm. E201.
    For more information, visit, contact: Karen 925-945-7272 or
  • NAMI CC Writers' Group
    1st Tuesday of each month from 7:00-8:30pm.

    For both consumers and family members. All levels of writing are welcomed. Small, supportive. Occasional workshops. Location NAMI CC Office in a room at Crestwood, 550 Patterson Blvd., Pleasant Hill. Park in the far rear parking lot and look for the NAMI sign. Information: For more information, call the NAMI Office at 925-942-0767 (NAMI Signature Program).
  • Richmond Medical Center , Building A, 2nd Floor, Room A1
    901 Nevin Avenue, Richmond, CA 94801-3143
    Wheelchair Access is Available.
    For more information, please contact or 510.237.9277.
  • Family Support Group - 2nd Wed., 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    A Support Group for family members and caregivers of those with mental illnesses.
  • New Hope Support Group
    Second Monday of each month, 7 - 9 pm

    Offering Support, Education, and Resources to parents/caregivers of teens and young adults diagnosed with a mood disorder. Meets the 2nd Monday of the month at the Lafayette/Orinda Presbyterian Church, 49 Knox Drive in Lafayette. Contact Annette 510-733-0577 or Cyndy 925-362-9434 for more information. Membership in the support group is free and open to the community.

West County

  • Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:30 pm Bi-Polar Chill (Client Run)
    710 S. Broadway #3D, 3rd floor, Walnut Creek.
    Manic-Depression Support Group.
    Contact Lisa or Scott at (925) 743-1160 for information.

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Family to Family

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General Contact Info:

Contact Nancy Seibert at or 925-285-5995

Family to Family Education Program is a twelve week, free week-night series for family members and friends of those individuals with mental illnesses.

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Family to Family

Lafayette, Pleasant Hill, Danville Family to Family

Contact Information:
Nancy Seibert at or 925-285-5995

Richmond Family to family

Contact Information:
Mujahidun Sumchai at (510) 237-9277 or

De Familia a Familia

Curso gratuito de 12 semanas.
Para mayor información, haga click aquí.

Para mayor información contactar a: Verónica Mc Manus:
(925) 250-4032 ó

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NAMI Connection is a weekly recovery support group for people that have mental illness in which people learn from each others’ experiences, share coping strategies, and offer each other encouragement and understanding.

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NAMI Connection

When: Saturday's, 12:30 - 2:00 pm

Where:John Muir Behavioral Health Center, 2740 Grant Street, Concord, CA 94520
Held in the Lecture Room.

Contact information:
Doug Halpern: doug.halpern@
or (925) 457-8298

Roberto Roman: or (925) 957-5210

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Peer to Peer is a 10 week class for people with any serious mental illness who are interested in establishing and maintaining their wellness and recovery.

Starting Tuesday, September 10, 2013
6:30-8:30 pm
Sutter Delta Medical Center, Antioch

Learn More About
Peer to Peer

You can sign up for a class using the online form or download the Peer to Peer Flyer/Application, fill it out and mail it to:

NAMI Contra Costa
550 Patterson Blvd.
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Contact information:
NAMI Contra Costa Office
(925) 942-0767

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NAMI CC Care and Support Group
3rd Mondy of each month
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Walnut Creek Campus
John Muir Hospital
1601 Ygnacio Valley Road
Downstairs in the Epstein Conference Room

Park in the free public garage on the La Casa Via side of the hospital.
Facilitated by Sharon Madison and Bob Thigpen.

For more information
or call
925-676-5771 or

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In Our Own Voice is a unique public education program developed by NAMI, in which two trained consumer speakers share compelling personal stories about living with mental illness and achieving recovery.

Learn More About
In Our Own Voice

For more information,
contact Alita VanHee:
925.324.9844 or

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NAMI FaithNet is a new information resource for faith communities, NAMI members and community partners and for clergy and congreations of all faith traditions who working together to create welcoming, supportive faith communities for individuals and families living with mental illness.

Contact: Monique Tarver at

Other Community
Support Groups

New Multi-language
Family Assistance

Family assistance for those speaking Spanish:
Veronica Mc Manus, defamiliaafamilia
or call (925) 250-4032

Family assistance for those speaking Mandarin:
You can send an email to and someone will get back to you soon.

New Hope Support Group

New Hope Support Group -

Offering support, education and resources to parents/caregivers of older teens and young adults diagnosed with a mood disorder, (bipolar, depression, anxiety and more). Meets the 2nd Monday of the month at the Lafayette/Orinda Presbyterian Church, 49 Knox Drive in Lafayette from 7-9pm.

Contact Annette 510-733-0577 or
Cyndy 925-362-9434 for more information.

Membership in the support group is free and open to the community.

NAMI-CC Writers' Group

The Writers' Group
will not meet
until September

Dual Recovery Anonymous

Dual Recovery Anonymous is a 12 Step self-help program that is based on the principals of the Twelve Steps and the experiences of men and women in recovery with a dual diagnosis. The DRA program helps us recover from both our chemical dependency and our emotional or psychiatric illness by focusing on relapse prevention and actively improving the quality of our lives. In a community of mutual support, we learn to avoid the risks that lead back to alcohol and drug use as well as reducing the symptoms of our emotional or psychiatric illness.

Tuesdays 5:45 pm to 6:45 pm
John Muir Center for Recovery Classroom B
2730 Grant Street, Concord
Contact: 925.212.2241

Clutterer's Support Group

Overwhelmed by clutter?

ClutterLess is a 510(c)3 non-profit, peer-based, self help support group for people who want to change their cluttering behaior on a deeper level than learning how to organize.

For more information,
please call us at:
or visit or