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For the health and safety of our volunteers, NAMI Stanislaus will temporarily cancel both the Connections and Family support group meetings. We anticipate that COVID-19 will create unique challenges for people affected by mental health conditions. During this time, we will be answering voicemails and emails within 24 – 48 business hours of receipt. If you need immediate assistance, the Crisis Text Line is open 24/7 – text NAMI to 741741. If you have any questions please call 209-558-4555 Monday-Friday 8am-11am. We will do our best to resume these meetings as soon as it is safe for everyone. Thank you for your understanding during this difficult time.

 Family to Family class postponed at this time please call Dar 209-656-8855 if you have questions.

In The News: National Alliance on Mental Illness, Stanislaus

March 27, 2020

We know many of our community members are concerned about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We hope you are safe. To help, we have gathered updates, tips, and resources for you from reputable sources. Quick Tips Stay informed, but consider limiting your news exposure; see our links to reputable sources for information below, including the CDC and California Department of Public Health; we will also keep this page updated with the latest information and additional resources as we get Read More

    By Sarah Marsh | Feb. 07, 2020                                                                                                                                                   Read More

    By Shainna Ali | Dec. 26, 2019

    Take a moment to consider all the people in your life: your coworkers, friends, family. At any given time, 1 in 5 of these individuals is living with a mental health condition. You may have noticed them struggling, but if you’re not a trained mental health professional, you may not have known how to help. However, you can help. You can be supportive and encouraging during their mental health journey. Here are a few tips Read More


    This week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to designate 9-8-8 as the 3-digit number for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline.

    NAMI applauds Chairman Ajit Pai and the FCC for their leadership on this issue and strongly supports the creation of a national 3-digit number as an essential part of a network of services and supports for people experiencing a mental health crisis. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-TALK, and other Read More

    By Anna Sharma | Dec. 30, 2019

    Mental illness is not just something we cope with or fight against. It is something we must accept as a part of us.

    When I was first diagnosed with bipolar disorder, my default thinking was that everything in my life was ruined because I was “suffering.” I thought (and was even told) that I could not safely travel long distance, I could not enjoy a cup of coffee without becoming manic, I could not have Read More

    By Jessica Smiley | Dec. 11, 2019

    I have been through some difficult things in my life. Sometimes those really bad, traumatic experiences can have a life-long impact on our interactions with others and our physical and emotional well-being. Somehow, I managed to get to adulthood, which I attribute mostly to resiliency and a handful of supportive people.

    I’m a perfectionist. And during a period of my life, that trait wasn’t so helpful. I worked long hours (sometimes 24 straight), skipped meals Read More

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