Building Community by Providing Compassionate Support

Family-to-Family Education Program: 12-week course for family members, partners, and friends with a loved one with mental illness.  
Please call 415-444-0480 for more information and to sign up. Reservations are required. Next class begins on September 10.

Family Support Groups: Provides a safe space for individuals to share concerns about their loved ones living with a mental illness. Offered in English and Spanish.  Groups are all drop-in, no reservations required. Click here for more information about family groups.

Helpline: Experienced Helpline volunteers offer support, information, and resources from 1-3 M-F.  Call our Helpline at 415-444-0480

General Meetings:  Providing educational lectures and expert speakers. Topics are timely and include treatment updates, community resources and time for Q & A.

Check our “Events Calendar” for meeting details — including location. The meetings are usually held the third Monday of every month, except July, August, November and December from 7:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.

Meetings are free and open to the public.

Further Information or to request or recommend a topic or speaker call the NAMI office at  415-444-0480.

Speaker’s Bureau:  We welcome any opportunity to share the work of NAMI Marin publicly and to educate our community on mental health.

Advocacy: We advocate for evidenced-based practices and policy that supports access for mental health support and the elimination of stigma!


Ending Stigma

In Our Own Voice:  IOOV is a unique public education program in which trained speakers share compelling personal stories about living with mental illness and achieving recovery. IOOV presentations are given to people going through a mental health challenge, students, law enforcement officials, hospitals, educators, providers, faith community members, politicians, professionals, people who are incarcerated, and interested civic groups.

All presentations are offered free of charge.

This program helps to dispel many myths surrounding mental illness.  Audiences benefit from this type of presentation because they learn, first hand, what it means to have a serious mental illness and how the recovery process works.  All IOOV presenters complete a 16 hour NAMI training course. Presenters often find that participating in this program helps build self-esteem. Presenters may learn new coping strategies from one another and are given hope and strength by finding a community of peers.  

Ending the Silence: Presentation for high schools students to learn about mental illness.