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National Alliance on Mental Illness of Santa Cruz County

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General Agency Information
Name: National Alliance on Mental Illness of Santa Cruz County
Alternate Name(s): NAMI-SCC
Address: 35 Penny Lane, Suite 2
Watsonville,  CA  95076
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Contact Information
Primary Phone: 831-824-0406
Days/Hours of Operation: Anytime (Answering machine available)
Description: The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is a grassroots organization providing support, education and advocacy for people with serious mental illnesses and their families and friends. NAMI focuses its efforts on serious mental illnesses. Serious mental illnesses include schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder (manic depression), obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder and other brain disorders.

Membership consists primarily of family members and friends of people who have mental illness, mental health care consumers, friends and mental health care professionals.

ELIGIBILITY: Membership is open to all who share in NAMI's mission. NAMI is of interest to family members and friends of individuals who live with a mental illness, individuals who live with a mental illness, mental health care professionals, and the general community.

FEES: Free classes and support groups open to all. Membership fee $35 families, $3 low income.
Programs: **NEW-NAMI Homefront Education Program**
Developed to meet the unique needs of families of our Service Members and Veterans who are living with mental health conditions. It is a six-session adaptation of the evidence-based NAMI Family-to-Family Program.

Support Groups led by trained volunteers
Family-to-Family Education Series
Peer to Peer Education Series
Provider Education Program
Variety of Presentations for schools, community groups and health care organizations.
Bi-monthly Speaker meetings
Mental Health Advocacy Summit (High School Advocacy group)
Meetings: Support groups for families and people with a mental health diagnosis. Please call or see website for times and locations.
Speaker meetings bimonthly-call for information.
Languages other than English: Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled Persons: Varies Depending on Location
Public Transportation: Varies
Eligibility: See Description Notes
Fees: See Description Notes
Areas Served: Santa Cruz County
Funding Source: Donations
Subject Headings
Subject Headings: Advocacy
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Bipolar Disorder
Families of Military Personnel/Veterans
Families/Friends of Mentally Ill
Major Depression
Mental Illness/Emotional Issues
Mutual Support Groups
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Private Nonprofits
Speakers/Speakers Bureaus
Tourette's Syndrome
This agency was last updated on June 20, 2023.