Welcome to NAMI Contra Costa

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About Us - NAMI Contra Costa

Mission Statement - To provide support, outreach, education and advocacy to individuals living with and families impacted by mental illness. 

NAMI Contra Costa is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization providing outreach, education, support and advocacy to families and individuals in need of help dealing with mental illness. We have been assisting people and families affected by mental illness in Contra Costa for over 30 years. All our programs are free, so get involved today and help make a difference in your life, others’ lives, and in the local community. 

NAMI Contra Costa is an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. We are unique in our independence with long history of helping families/loved of those impacted by mental illness along with individuals living with mental illness.

NAMI Contra Costa was named the 2023 California Nonprofit of the Year.

Our News Updates

Please be informed that the NAMI CC (National Alliance on Mental Illness, Contra Costa County) office will be closed on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, in observance of Juneteenth.
Join NAMI Contra Costa for our 2nd Annual "Healing Through Music" Event, a Mental Health Awareness Concert featuring Grammy Award Winner Erica Campbell!
Thank you so much for your interest in beginning, or continuing, to volunteer with NAMI Contra Costa. You are cordially invited to attend the upcoming Summer 2024 five-module Training! You're helping improve outcomes for those impacted by mental illness.
NAMI CC AAPI Monthly Seminar presents "Ask A Psychiatrist - A Mental Health Expert Presentation / Q&A" with Psychiatrist Dr. Xiu Lowe for June 2024. Click "Read More" for details.
On Thursday, May 30 NAMI Contra Costa held a first of its kind TransformACTIONal faith-based mental health awareness event. We invited a diverse group of Spiritual Leaders & Faith-Based Organizations to the launch of the newly MHSA Innovation funded, Building Mental Health Friendly Communities Together.
In May, which is recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month, NAMI Contra Costa's Chinese division held its annual mental health lecture. This year, we had the privilege of welcoming Dr. Philip Lowe, an esteemed psychologist, along with three young guest speakers - Yiwen, Michelle, and Leo. They joined us to discuss the pressing mental health issues faced by adolescents today.

General Meeting Updates

NAMI CC Office Contact

NAMI Contra Costa will continue to assist in-person and online. It is no longer mandatory to wear a mask when visiting the office, but if you feel that you need to, we have them available. We ask that you visit in-person if you have any sick symptoms. 

We host the majority of our groups on Zoom, but some are hybrid Zoom and In-Person. To find out if your group is going to be in-person or hybrid, please check the NAMI CC Calendar for all group offerings.

Contact us by calling 925.942.0767 or email us at info@namicontracosta.org for any questions.

The NAMI Contra Costa will be closed on holidays throughout the year. Please come back often for updates.

For assistance on a Holiday, feel free to call our office number.

Hours

Services

We serve our community through many ways.

Call Our Warmline

Call our general warmline about your mental health concerns at: (925) 465-3864

Find A Support Group

Connect with Peers and Trainers who understand your experience and can share advice.

Schedule A Presentation

Contact us to schedule a presentation about mental health topics we're passionate about.

Get Educated.

NAMI Contra Costa Classes

Learn more about mental health as a peer, parent, family member, or just as a curious learner.

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Mental Health Crash Course (MHCC)

On Wednesdays from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The Mental Health Crash Course's seminar acts as an orientation to the mental health field.

Family-to-Family (F2F)

A free, 8-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people living with mental illness. This course is available in English, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. All are held on Zoom.

Basics

A free, six-session program designed for parents and other family caregivers of children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral difficulties. These classes, all on Zoom, are available in English, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish.

Peer-to-Peer (P2P)

A free, 8-session educational program for adults with mental illness who are looking to better understand their condition and journey toward recovery. These classes are only available in English.

Do you need help?

NAMI Contra Costa is here for you. If you need help finding mental health support for yourself or a loved one, contact us and we will work with you to get the support you need. You can contact us via phone, email, or our Contact Form in the link below.

NAMI Contra Costa recognizes that the need for support is greater post-COVID. Please check Events then NAMI CC Calendar for information. While most NAMI CC groups are online via Zoom, there are some non-NAMI CC groups that are not. Please contact the group leaders for more details.

Volunteer, Join, Donate, and More

Get Involved with NAMI CC

Volunteer

NAMI CC relies on volunteers to help with meetings, the office, fundraising and many other activities. If your want to volunteer, contact us today!

Donate Online

We rely on the generosity of the community to keep our doors open and our groups and programs free.

When you fill out the online form, please add your mailing address to the “Additional Note” box, and we will send you a thank you note for tax purposes

Membership

Become a member of NAMI Contra Costa today. Receive our monthly newsletter, check books out from our library and get state and national memberships as well.

Your memberships keep our groups and services running, plus it’s tax deductible.

Via Mail

For those who prefer to donate or join us via check or money order, please make it out to NAMI Contra Costa and mail it to:

NAMI Contra Costa
2151 Salvio St, Ste V
Concord, CA 94520

Your donations and memberships keep our services running and are tax-deductible.

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