Welcome to NAMI Sacramento
NAMI Sacramento is a grassroots, family and consumer self-help support and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with severe mental illnesses. Severe mental illnesses are physically-based brain disorders that can profoundly disrupt a person's ability to think, feel, and relate to others and their environment.
NAMI Sacramento is the only local mental health agency offering support, education, and advocacy for people coping with their own mental illness and for their family members, too. We receive no government funding and are entirely self-supported. See About NAMI Sacramento for more about NAMI.
Support for People with Mental Illness
Trained Speakers are Available
NAMI Sacramento has trained In Our Own voice (IOOV) presenters ready to speak to your organization. For more detail about this program, see In Our Own Voice.
Join NAMI Sacramento
Join online and help our organization inform the community about mental illness and provide more support, education and advocacy in the Sacramento region. Contact us about volunteer opportunities, too.
NAMI Membership Committee
Addressing the needs of our members is a top priority for NAMI Sacramento. It is also vitally important that we reach out to the community as a whole and to attempt to address mental health concerns wherever possible.
We hope to sustain and increase our membership to further support this mission. We would like to contact those who are not yet NAMI Sacramento members to encourage participation and membership. We would also like to have an ongoing discussion with our membership as to what NAMI Sacramento can do to help the lives of those with mental illness and their families. To serve this end we will periodically contact NAMI Sacramento membership for their feedback.
We need your assistance. If you would like to help in this endeavor please contact NAMI Sacramento or Valerie Ries-Lerman at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 916 447 6203.
Openings Available - Your Help is Needed!
Are you interested in joining our volunteers to help us make Sacramento a better place for people with mental illness and their families? See Help Wanted.
NAMI programs such as Family-to-Family, Peer-to-Peer, and In Our Own Voice should not be used to replace the specialized training and professional judgment of mental health professionals. We cannot, and will not, assume the role of a physician or therapist. Please read this important notice about NAMI Sacramento's role in your mental health care.