NAMI Contra Costa: Helping Families and Individuals Affected by Mental Illness for Over 30 Years

Our mission is to provide support, outreach, education and advocacy to families affected by and individuals living with mental illness.

Education

Our Education Programs provide the tools, awareness and coping skills you need to overcome the challenges people and families affected by mental illness face.

Support

We offer support groups facilitated by trained family members and individuals that have firsthand experience coping with mental illness.

Advocacy

We strive to raise awareness of mental health and improve access to quality care. Get involved today and help us bring mental illness out of the shadows and into the light.

Latest Announcements and Articles from our Blog

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NAMI Contra Costa Seeking Executive Director

Seeking an Executive Director for NAMI Contra Costa:

NAMI Contra Costa, a non-profit affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness […]

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New Support Group! Be Connected

NEW! Be Connected
Meetings are Every Wednesday from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM A peer-run support group(facilitated by […]

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John Muir NAMIWalk Fundraiser Lunch

John Muir NAMIWalk Team 2015
“Champions For Recovery” Fundraiser Lunch

 Friday June 5, 2015 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Come one come all […]

Upcoming Education Meetings

Resource Fair – Become Informed about Mental Health Services in Contra Costa County!

A Very Special Program Thursday, July 16, 2015, 7:00PM Free and Open to the Public

John Muir Medical Center 2540 East Street, Concord, CA 94520

Concord Campus – Enter at Main Hospital Entrance and follow signs to meeting

Representatives from community-based organizations and Contra Costa County Behavioral Health Services will be available before and after the meeting with brochures about their programs and to answer your questions about their services.

Dessert and Punch will be served starting at 6:45 pm

PRESENTERS INCLUDE: NAMI Contra Costa, Putnam Clubhouse, Recovery Innovations, Crestwood Healing Center, The Office for Consumer Empowerment, First Hope, Rainbow Community Center, Anka, and more!

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Presentation by Kenton Rainey, Chief of Police for BART transit system.

Thursday, August 20, 2015, 7:00PM Free and Open to the Public

John Muir Medical Center 2540 East Street, Concord, CA 94520

Concord Campus – Enter at Main Hospital Entrance and follow signs to meeting

Chief Rainey will present on community policing, policies, and procedures for response to service calls involving mental illness

About Chief Rainey: Rainey’s 35 year law enforcement career has afforded him the opportunity to work in six different law enforcement agencies in three states. He has a deep commitment to Community Oriented Policing & Problem Solving (COPPS), and Crisis Intervention Training (CIT). One of his stated goals is to ensure that every member of his agency attends the 40 hour POST Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) course. In January 2015, he was called to testify before President Obama’s “21st Century Policing Task Force” on the “Implementation of Body Worn Cameras.”

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Our Programs

  • Family-to-Family: A free 12-week education course for families and caregivers of those living with mental illness.
  • Peer-to-Peer: A free 10-week education course for individuals living with a mental illness.
  • Individual Support Groups: Support groups for individuals living with mental illness.
  • Family Support Groups: Support groups for family members that have loved ones living with mental illness.
  • NAMI Connection: A weekly recovery support group for people living with a mental illness.
  • In Our Own Voice: An interactive, multimedia presentation by individuals living with a mental illness that offers hope and combats stigma.
  • De Familia a Familia – Curse gratuito de 12 semanas.
  • Provider Education Program: Designed for people who work directly with individuals living with mental illness.