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.


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


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


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.

Upcoming Education Meetings

A Focus on the Brain in Schizophrenia: “Unless we understand how organ systems work, we cannot understand disease.”

Presentation by Dr. Vaibhav Diwadkar, PhD Co-Director, Brain Imaging Research Division, Wayne State University School of Medicine.

Thursday, October 15, 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

Dr. Vaibhav Diwadkar will provide an overview for how conditions such
as schizophrenia may arise.

Click here for a flyer with complete information.

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.

Latest Announcements and Articles from our Blog

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NAMI Contra Costa Seeking Executive Director – Deadline Extended!

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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.
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